Well, I have photos of both chicks and adult from Saturday morning.  This 
report does not match.

Paul Schmitt

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> On Apr 19, 2015, at 6:15 PM, Marie P. Read <m...@cornell.edu> wrote:
> 
> Correction: I was at the GH Owl nest THURSDAY morning, around 9:00 am. One 
> adult and one large nestling were visible in the nest.
> < I was there myself on Friday morning when the owls were definitely in 
> residence.>
> 
> Marie
> 
> 
> 
> 
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> 452 Ringwood Road
> Freeville NY  13068 USA
> 
> Phone  607-539-6608
> e-mail   m...@cornell.edu
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> Author of Sierra Wings: Birds of the Mono Lake Basin    Available here:
> 
> http://marieread.photoshelter.com/gallery/Sierra-Wings-Birds-of-the-Mono-Lake-Basin/G0000NlCxX37uTzE/C0000BPFGij6nLfE
> ________________________________________
> From: bounce-119069866-5851...@list.cornell.edu 
> [bounce-119069866-5851...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Marie P. Read 
> [m...@cornell.edu]
> Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2015 6:08 PM
> To: John Confer; CAYUGABIRDS-L
> Subject: RE:[cayugabirds-l] SFO learns alchemy - GH Owl nest
> 
> John Confer wrote:
> 
> < We drove over to the golf course and first stopped to see the Great Horned 
> Owl nest. To our total surprise, , although there was no owl in sight, there 
> was a Red-tailed Hawk flat on the nest as if incubating. I know some species 
> reuse the nest of other species, but two raptor species in the same season? 
> If the red-tail is incubating, it must have started laying almost immediately 
> after the GHOW left, because it was there just two weeks ago.
> 
> Well that is totally bizarre, because some friends of mine said they saw the 
> GH Owls on that nest Saturday afternoon (I think) and I was there myself on 
> Friday morning when the owls were definitely in residence.
> 
> What happened?
> 
> Marie
> 
> 
> Marie Read Wildlife Photography
> 452 Ringwood Road
> Freeville NY  13068 USA
> 
> Phone  607-539-6608
> e-mail   m...@cornell.edu
> 
> http://www.marieread.com
> 
> Author of Sierra Wings: Birds of the Mono Lake Basin    Available here:
> 
> http://marieread.photoshelter.com/gallery/Sierra-Wings-Birds-of-the-Mono-Lake-Basin/G0000NlCxX37uTzE/C0000BPFGij6nLfE
> ________________________________________
> From: bounce-119069750-5851...@list.cornell.edu 
> [bounce-119069750-5851...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of John Confer 
> [con...@ithaca.edu]
> Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2015 4:56 PM
> To: CAYUGABIRDS-L; John Confer
> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] SFO learns alchemy
> 
>    The warbler team had a moderately good day. We did not find many migrants: 
> one White-throated Sparrow as we were leaving the Lab and then a 
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker calling as we got into the cars. The swan pen at 
> Stewart Park had few birds and the waterfront produced the more common 
> waterfowl. An ornithology class from Binghamton did find a Ruddy Duck, which 
> we missed. We heard and saw Fish Crow, at least 5 around the picnic tables 
> near the band shelter.  We did hear the wheesey call and see glimpses of two 
> Blue-gray Gnatcatchers along the west band of Fall Creek.
> 
> 
>    We drove over to the golf course and first stopped to see the Great Horned 
> Owl nest. To our total surprise, , although there was no owl in sight, there 
> was a Red-tailed Hawk flat on the nest as if incubating. I know some species 
> reuse the nest of other species, but two raptor species in the same season? 
> If the red-tail is incubating, it must have started laying almost immediately 
> after the GHOW left, because it was there just two weeks ago.
> 
> 
>    Jetty Woods had ~30 cormorants distributed among two trees with a lot of 
> guano beneath them, suggesting several days stay. We had a fine view of a 
> flicker singing, if you call it that, and then later the same bird on the 
> ground, apparently eating ants.
> 
> 
>    Perhaps most enjoyably, we found a White-breasted Nuthatch pair carrying 
> material into a cavity in the end of a large, broken branch along the south 
> end of Jetty Woods. One bird actually removed some material from the nest, 
> which reminded me of trying to move furniture to please my wife.
> 
> 
>   A nice morning of birding.
> 
> 
> John Confer
> 
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