By Gemma Parry For Mailonline
Published: 15:50 BST, 2 May 2021 | Updated: 15:50 BST, 2 May 2021
CCTV footage captured the moment a rare and protected bird nest was chopped down with a chainsaw, just one day after the bird laid its first egg.
The osprey nest was sent plunging into the lake below at Llyn Brenig reservoir in Denbigh Moors, north Wales in a 'horrendous wildlife crime.'Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Springwatch presenter Iolo Williams has pleaded for information to be given to police, calling the attack 'unbelievable'.
The nest was chopped down by vandals who police are now searching for
The site of the attack lies within the Llyn Brenig Osprey project which began in 2013, with the first ospreys hatched in the area in more than 100 years born in 2018.
It is managed by Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, and is the fifth breeding site for the fish-eating birds in Wales.
Police say they believe the culprit had a strong motive to rid the area of the rare birds and an