Many mornings I am awakened in the wee hours by the sound of a barred owl. This owl has a distinct call that sounds like he is saying, "Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you?"
Last night we heard him right before nightfall. The other birds tipped me off. Some cardinals and wrens live up near the house, and they were cutting up a fuss right before I went in. I knew an owl was probably about, but of course, I couldn't see him.
My son heard the owl not long after, and I went out to see if I could catch a glimpse of him.