Posted: Mon 25th Apr 2022

Osprey lays first egg of season after return to Llyn Brenig following chainsaw attack on nest

North Wales news and information
This article is old - Published: Monday, Apr 25th, 2022

An osprey has laid her first egg of the season after returning to a nesting site in North Wales which was previously targeted in a chainsaw attack. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

There has been a tense wait to see if a pair of Scottish ospreys would return to Llyn Brenig after the shocking attack which saw their pole and nest felled in April last year. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

The incident sadly happened the night after they laid their first egg. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

Security has since been stepped up around the nesting platform, which is located near the border between Denbighshire and Conwy, after a new one was installed. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

There have now been two pieces of good news after the male osprey (LJ2) who was at the site last year returned on April 6, followed by the female (LM6) four days later. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

And it was confirmed today that the female laid her first egg at 8.24am this morning. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

The North Wales Wildlife Trust said: “Both birds are now back at Brenig, LM6 (female) joined LJ2 (male) on the 10th of April after he returned 4 days earlier on the 6th April. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

“Its been an anxious wait to see if our young Scottish born pair would return to the nest after first visiting us at Brenig last year before a horrible chainsaw attack saw their pole and nest felled and destroyed. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

“Lets hope this year is a lot more peaceful for them.” ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

You can view a livestream of the nesting site below: ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

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