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Osprey nest attacked with chainsaw on same day birds laid their first egg

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AN OSPREY nest lies in a lake after it was attacked with a chainsaw — the same day the birds laid their first egg.

The protected birds of prey had made their home atop a specially installed platform, which CCTV shows was cut down at 9.42pm on Friday.

An osprey nest was left lying in a lake after it was attacked with a chainsaw

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An osprey nest was left lying in a lake after it was attacked with a chainsawCredit: WNS
The protected birds of prey had made their home atop a specially installed platform

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The protected birds of prey had made their home atop a specially installed platformCredit: Daily Post Wales

North Wales Wildlife Trust, which helps manage the site at Llyn Brenig, bordering Conwy and Denbighshire, said it was a “horrific act of vandalism”.

North Wales Police’s Rural Crime team is investigating the incident.

Cops say they do not yet have a motive for the attack.

A spokesperson said: “We are sad to report that someone last night has intentionally felled the osprey nest platform at Brenig Lake.

The birds had laid their first egg the same day

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The birds had laid their first egg the same dayCredit: WNS

“These rare and highly protected birds only laid their first egg yesterday.

“We are on scene and will update when we can.”

In August, a pair of ospreys fled their nest at the lake due to disruption from a reality TV show being filmed there.

North Wales Wildlife Trust  said it was a 'horrific act of vandalism'

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North Wales Wildlife Trust said it was a ‘horrific act of vandalism’Credit: WNS
Cops say they do not yet have a motive for the attack

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Cops say they do not yet have a motive for the attackCredit: WNS
A pair of ospreys fled their nest at the lake in August due to disruption from a reality TV show being filmed there

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A pair of ospreys fled their nest at the lake in August due to disruption from a reality TV show being filmed thereCredit: WNS
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