I was awakened this morning before 6 o'clock by the "who who" of the owls in the neighborhood. What a pleasant sound. I believe they were barred owls but they didn't quite finish the "who cooks for you?" as they called through the woods.
First one had a solo for awhile then it was joined by another. As I lay in bed listening I realized they were moving through the woods first both on the south side, likely in the glen, then one on the north side and one on the south. They did get fainter after a bit as they moved east through the woods. Hope they found the owl house I had installed for them. This is nesting time so I got it up just in time.
Once the sun's rays spilled over the horizon, the owls were quiet. Maybe another morning I'll hear that lovely chorale again.