Ok, not the doorstep, exactly, but there really are two noisy owls talking it up right now in the trees in front of the house. You may never have heard a real owl call, and people often mistake the more timid sound of the mourning dove for owls. Believe me, when it’s an owl, you’ll know it. The sound is loud, deep, mysterious, and no doubt deeply disturbing to mice and squirrels who happen to stay up late.
Click on this link to hear exactly what I’m hearing outside right now: great-horned owl.
(But it’s much louder and spookier, outside on a cold November evening)