Getting ready to leave the nest: Shelter Island snap shot

DON BINDLER PHOTO A great horned owl with her offspring, photographed yesterday in Dering Harbor.

DON BINDLER PHOTO A great horned owl with her offspring, photographed yesterday in Dering Harbor.

Our friend Don Bindler took these photos in Dering Harbor yesterday, writing to us: “This great horned owlet, pictured with its mother, is getting ready to leave the nest and face the world. While most other birds are just building their nests, great horned owls breed in late winter and their young are out and about by spring.”

DON BINDLER PHOTO

DON BINDLER PHOTO