There have been some tough times along the East River Road. A pair of young eagles started a nest, but got displaced by a pair of young ospreys that then left the location and started a nest further downstream. The ospreys were then displaced by the eagles and a pair of great horned owls took up residence in the old original nest.
This nest sustained some damage in a wind storm but the owls managed to raise two chicks. One is now a fully fledged juvenile, still hunting in the vicinity of the nest. Don Polunci got this nice shot of the young owl.
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