There was a goshawk attack on the Llyn Clywedog nest at dusk – 20:38:40 on 13 August – that knocked the fledgling off the nest. Here are two videos, one in regular time and the other in slow-motion.
In my earlier blog today I lost much information including rare images of three fledglings together on a nest in Wales. It confirms that the fledgling that was knocked off the nest at Llyn Clywedog is fine!
Thanks to CarnyxWild for their streaming cam where I took my video clips and screen captures.
I went to the UK as a Commonwealth Scholar in 1990 and received my PhD from the University of Leicester in 1993. After three decades of university teaching, I retired to devote my time to the study of raptor behaviour. I am particularly interested in Ospreys and am working on a long term project on third hatch survival and siblicide in these raptors. My blog is a result of a fascination with my local wildlife and the desire to encourage others to love and care for birds! I live on the Canadian Prairies and prior to the pandemic travelled a lot. I am questioning the use of aviation fuel at the moment as we all strive to help our planet. My early research was in politics and art including British public statues exported to Southeast Asia and Vietnam Resistors that contributed much to Canadian ceramics. Books and articles were published on those subjects over a period of 3 decades. Now I am working on books for children so they can learn about the challenges our raptors face.
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Thank you Mary Ann! So thankful this osplet is ok!🙏❤️ They go after them when the get large so they can feed all their chicks I read. Thankful it didn’t succeed .
Have a Blessed Sunday!
Mary Ann I just watched it 2 times and the goshawk looks like the same young goshawk that got the other osplet recently. Are their nests near each other?
Hi Linda, The Poole Harbour nest is on the very southern coast of England. Llyn Clywedog is in Wales. Not close. Probably the same age of bird. This goshawk has been troubling this nest since the beginning. It often chases Dylan. Thankfully the fledgling is alright!
Yes I’m so thankful the fledgling is ok too Mary Ann.
Do goshawks eat fish? I need to read and see. They seem to only want to disturb other nests chicks. So sad 😞
I’ll be glad when all the osplets
fledge and eat on the trees with mom and /or dad instead of the nests 🙏❤️