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Endangered Long-Eared Owl and a Famous Barred Owl Spotted in Central Park

Is there some kind of magic going on in Central Park that’s similar to what happens at Hogwarts? Eleven of the state of New York’s twelve different species of owls h

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Is there some kind of magic going on in Central Park that’s similar to what happens at Hogwarts?

Endangered Long-Eared Owl and a Famous Barred Owl Spotted in Central Park 4

The East Coast states like New York are home during the winter to the rare and endangered long-eared owl.

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People in New York appear to have such a fixation on “Barry the barred owl” that others are concerned that he may leave the city as a result of their enthusiasm.

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Even though owls are normally nocturnal, this particular owl is known to make daytime appearances on a regular basis and has developed into something of a performer.

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In order to search for his sworn enemy, the hawk, Barry will turn his head 270 degrees to the right and left, as well as upward.

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On October 9, a group of dedicated birders led by Robert DeCandido, a native New Yorker who is known as Birding Bob and has led bird walks in Central Park for some 32 years, discovered Barry the Barred Owl for the first time.

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You can get up-to-date sighting reports by following the Manhattan Bird Alert Twitter feed, or you can go on one of the upcoming owl walks that will be led by Robert DeCandido, who is the Bronx’s very own bird expert.

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If you are an avid birder, the arrival of the long-eared ones is perfectly timed, and they provide a brief moment of stability amidst an otherwise unpredictable year.

Source: Kingdomstv

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