In the woods at the park, we heard the baby owls but didn't see them. But we not only heard an eagle, it swooped across the path in front of us, damn big.
My younger son likes to point out that before the eagle was made our national avian symbol, eagles were considered a nuisance by many, something to be gotten rid of, a bird that could conceivably carry off a toddler.
Check this out:
And in other nature news, I watched my 2 year old cat climb a post from my lower deck to my balcony just now, through a tangle of kiwi vines! Solved the mystery of how she arrives at my balcony door in the middle of the night, scratching to be let in.