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Well, after a closer inspection I was surprised to find that a pair of Great Horned Owls had pirated the heron's nest and were r

Well, after a closer inspection I was surprised to find that a pair of Great Horned Owls had pirated the heron's nest and were raising their two owlets there. What a pleasant discovery. This is the 1st time I have seen nesting Owls.

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guest   [Aug 18, 2006 at 09:27 PM]
You have captured on file an excellent story of great horned owl behavior, whereby they frequently appropriate the nests of other birds for their own use.
guest   [Aug 22, 2006 at 09:43 PM]
Thanks, again. You seem to have a lot of knowledge on the subject. Do you think the owls destroyed the other nests. I did not find documentation supporting the theory but it seems possible. I did see a heron fly up to the nest and attempt a landing. The owlets seemed to defend and the heron made a quick exit before I could get a photo.

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