Barred Owl

Barred Owl in Morrison Park. Photo by K Clouston

These big owls have expanded their territory from the East and pushed out some of our smaller owls, like the Western Screech Owl that I have yet to see in the watershed.  This owl’s presence was announced by the robins yelling at it, probably for raiding their nests.  I have spoken to people who say that they have seen them with young in Morrison Park and I have certainly heard many of them in the neighbourhood.