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To me that sounds like the distinctive "who cooks for you" call of the Barred owl.

Compare with the recordings available from the Audubon Society, Cornell's All About Birds, and many others such as this YouTube video from a Cornell Lab Bird Cam of a Barred owl calling from its nest.

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  • $\begingroup$ That it! Thanks. Now got to find a way to get a camera on this bird... $\endgroup$ – Sam DuPlessis Apr 24 at 11:49
  • $\begingroup$ My Gravitar is from one we observed that was hunting around mid-day so this is definitely possible. Looking for owl pellets around largish trees in your neighborhood may help you identify where it roosts or nests. $\endgroup$ – tyersome Apr 25 at 0:37
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    $\begingroup$ @tyersome I agree that this is definitively a barred owl. Very distinct call. As my wife always says when I imitate the call: "you do!!" :p $\endgroup$ – theforestecologist May 1 at 2:56

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