Birds of prey seemed to be the theme of this walk. At the oxbow lookout in the stormwater wetlands we saw a juvenile hawk either a red tail or broad winged. In the storm water wetlands we observed two swans that carved out a small patch in the icy water. Later at little pond we saw hooded mergansers, cormorants, a belted kingfisher, and a bald eagle swooping over the water then landing in a tree. On the walk back looking in the trees we saw not one but two great horned owls. This is the first time in years that great horned owls or any owl has been seen at the alewife reservation. It was truly a great walk.