Ravensbeard Wildlife Center in Saugerties released “Rockefeller” just hours before sunset Tuesday in a wooded area on the edge of the Catskills, so the bird could find a safe cover by nightfall.
After being removed from the box, Rocky spent some time with the handler before flying off. It’s believed the saw-whet owl will begin to migrate south.
But there’s more to the story.
When Ravensbeard experts closely examined Rocky, they said a more appropriate name may have been “Rockette.”