Central Park's beloved barred owl killed in accident

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Saturday, August 7, 2021
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Barry the barred owl's "wondrous and beautiful presence" will be missed.

CENTRAL PARK, Manhattan (WABC) -- A barred owl who garnered a lot of love and attention after taking up resident in Central Park has died.

Barry, as she came to be known, collided with a park maintenance vehicle while flying low in search of food.

Since making a home for herself in The Ramble last year, she had attracted the adoration of bird watchers and passersby.

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Manhattan Bird Alert tweeted Friday that Barry's "wondrous and beautiful presence" will be missed.

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