Suspicious sounds lead to owl rescue in Plaistow

Plaistow Animal Control Officer Maura Wentworth holds a barred owl rescued from a chimney in Plaistow in November 2019.

New York City has one Barry the owl, but here in Nashua and across New Hampshire, we have lots of Barrys, and we take our good fortune with a dose of humbleness and pride.

NYC Barry is a magnificent barred owl who found a perch in Central Park’s North Woods.

Joan Stylianos is a Nashua native. Her column appears every other Thursday. She can be reached at