A barred owl with a broken beak prepares to take flight Friday afternoon from a branch along Line Road in Greene. According to Charity Bates, who lives on the road, the owl has been in the area for several weeks and is abnormally active during the day. “We are not sure if it’s he or she, but we’ve named it Esther. She’s quite a local celebrity as people stop every day to take photos, and the school bus even slows down so the kids can take a look at her when they drive past,” Bates said. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

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