Barred Owl spotted searching for squirrels in Central Park

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Monday, March 15, 2021
Alex Reed

CENTRAL PARK, Manhattan (WABC) -- Bird watchers flocked to the Ramble behind the Boat House in Central Park to get a glimpse of a stunning owl Sunday evening.

The barred owl was perched in a tree but got blown around a bit when winds whipped through.

People who spotted the owl say it seemed to be keeping a close watch on the squirrels in the park.

NOTE: We incorrectly reported the bird to be the snowy owl recently seen in the park but updated the story with corrected information.

Last month, that owl was seen pouncing on a mouse from beneath the snow.

RELATED | Snowy Owl in Central Park gives visitors once in a lifetime sight

Eyewitness News previously caught Central Park's rare snowy owl on camera last month, after it was spotted for the first time in over 100 years.


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