VIDEO: Killer Buzzard swoops to steal Osprey chick from nest

Jun 28 2012 Daily Record

THIS is the terrible moment when a buzzard snatches an osprey chick from its nest.

The bird of prey swooped in for the kill after the mother had left the nest at an activity centre in Aberdeenshire.

Cameras which had been installed for visitors to observe the osprey nest caught the buzzard in the act. Staff at the Lochter centre in Oldmeldrum fear the buzzard may come back for the remaining chick.

The centre’s Sandy Duncan said: “It is a sad loss. The customers have loved watching the osprey young growing.

“The chicks were four weeks old and doing really well.”