Why did the owls “steal” the osprey’s nest?

It is actually very common for owls to use nests built by other species. Great horns also use cavities in trees, cliffs, and ledges for their nests. Great horns generally use one nest per year, as they cause a lot of wear and tear on the nest, although it is possible the they may use it again next year. It is also possible that the ospreys may return the next year and retake the nest.

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1. Why did the owls “steal” the osprey’s nest?
2. How many eggs do great horns lay?
3. How long is the incubation period?
4. How old are the owls when they fledge?
5. What do great horned owls eat?
6. How can they eat bones and fur/feathers?