June 24, 2015. Continued.
We let the filming crew going ahead of us and went by side channels to see the nest, where one of the parents was a windtaged and ringed/banded bird. The river, as usual, had washed away some islands, made new channels and log jams, but we failed to see the nest. After some deliberations we stopped at a place where the nest should be (by GPS) and started a search on foot.
To our horror we found a poplar nest tree broken, nest on the ground and the chick was upside down, being pressed to the ground by a branch with both femur bones broken in multiple places. It was in agony, with clear signs of pain and fear. Sorry, I am hesitant to show more explicit photos of the tragedy.
Both parents were present including our banded/ringed eagle, who, which has evidently lost its wing tag, which was visible 2 years ago.