Two Great Horned Owlets were spotted yesterday afternoon at a fabulous park that is close to the housing development where I live in Marion County, Florida. These were the first baby owls I have seen in the wild. The two babies were up in a stick nest high in a Pine Tree next to the little ornamental Koi Pond.
I also noted a hungry Common Cormorant and several basking small turtles. I did not see any Great Blue Herons and I am thinking that these owls are in an abandoned heron nest (I recall seeing herons in that same tree last Spring). I took these pictures on March 19, 2015 late on an overcast afternoon. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo. Enjoy!