- Aug 18 8:57 am
The only owl that we typically see in southern coastal BC that is larger than a Barred is a Great Horned. If you can, look for the eye colour, Barreds have dark brown eyes and Great Horneds have yellow. Also the call of a Barred is the unmistakable “who cooks for you, who cooks for you all” - they also cackle and whinny; a Great Horned is the classic sound everyone associates with owls - that deep, loud, resonating hoot.
Finally, if Morky is a Yorkie (or similarly small dog) please keep him on leash at all times when on the trails in the park. I doubt that either owl could actually kill him but they could definitely cause a lot of serious damage if he accidentally got too close.