Back to wild for this owl

TUCKAHOE, N.Y. (AP) - November 5, 2008

The Greenburgh Nature Center said Tuesday the bird hasn't been spotted since its release Thursday. The northern saw-whet owl was found Oct. 8 outside the Tuckahoe Animal Hospital, unable to fly because of an injured wing.

Nature Center assistant managing director Sara Cashen says wildlife workers later learned that a local resident had found the owl lying on a sidewalk and brought it to the animal hospital before business hours.

Cashen says the owl recovered once given some food and rest.

The small, forest-dwelling owl is named for named for its distinctive call, which sounds like a saw blade being sharpened.

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