Powys osprey found dead on north Wales beach
An investigation is underway to determine the cause of death of an osprey from Powys which was found dead on a beach in north Wales.
Police say the bird from the Dyfi Osprey Project in Machynlleth was discovered on Criccieth beach in Gwynedd shortly before 6pm on Tuesday July 26.
The osprey project reported on its Facebook page “the sad news” of the death of the bird which had been named ‘Hesgyn.’
It had hatched on the Dyfi nest on May 29, 2019 and was three-years-old.
The osprey, which was identified by its rings as KA3, was collected by a member of the public.
It was then taken to Glasfryn Osprey Project near Porthmadog.
A North Wales Police spokesperson said: “Shortly before 6pm yesterday, Tuesday, July 26, we received a report that a three-year-old Osprey from Dyfi Osprey Project in Machynlleth was found dead on Criccieth beach.
“The osprey, identified by its rings as KA3, was collected by a member of the public and taken to Glasfryn Osprey Project near Porthmadog.
“The bird has since been seized and will be sent to the Welsh Government’s Plant Health and Environment Protection branch in Aberystwyth for a post-mortem examination to help determine a cause of death."