Is this an Owl sound?

I live in Washington State near Mt Rainier and recorded this around 10:30 PM. The first two cries recorded are puzzling and I'm unable to find any sounds like this on the web. At the end of the recording I hear what I believe is a Great Horned Owl that hoots in response to the cries.

 

  • Morning RaymondA,
    I think you're going to find that the majority of Community members are UK based or in continental Europe, so quality answers might be few and far between (but hey, who knows?)

    Another approach would be to try your local branch of Audobon, where you might get more help.

    Best regards -
    Dave (Switzerland)