We have a large weeping willow in the garden and this year a goosander has started nesting in a hole in the tree.
When checking the nest today, I disturbed a tawny owl and it appears that they are in competition for the nest hole.
As you can see from the photo below, the nest now contains 3 goosander eggs and 1 tawny owl egg (the smaller round egg to the right)
Any advice as to how this might play out? Are both likely to abandon? Thoughts and comments welcomed
They are both likely to abandon as you are disturbing the nest site.
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