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.