Moment heartless yobs chop down osprey nest with a chainsaw - just one day ...

Moment heartless yobs chop down osprey nest with a chainsaw – just one day after protected bird laid its first egg of the season in 'horrendous wildlife crime' The attack took place at Llyn Brenig reservoir in Denbigh Moors, north Wales - one of only five breeding sites for the rare Osprey birds within Wales  Springwatch presenter Iolo Williams has launched a plea for information  One member of the public has offered a £2,000 reward to help find the culprits  Police have also launched an appeal for information to find person responsible  

By Gemma Parry For Mailonline

Published: 15:50 BST, 2 May 2021 | Updated: 15:50 BST, 2 May 2021

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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.' 

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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 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

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