I had exciting thirty minutes at Mud Lake Park this evening. First I saw my first of the season Eastern Phoebe and Great Egret. There were also more than 80 Snow Geese heading north and a Brown Creeper worked its way up at one of the big trees. But the star this evening was the Great Horned Owl, revealing finally one owlet in her nest. Great Horned Owls are blind at birth and this little bugger didn’t have its eyes open yet. The female owl sat very high in the nest again and I wonder how many owlets were actually still under her body. I guess we will find out soon. Food seems not to be scarce. There was another gray-black feather ball at the edge of the nest, which I believe was a dead coot again that one of the parents had bagged.