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Birds of a feather flock to Robert E. Lee Park for bird count

Birds of a feather flock to Robert E. Lee Park for bird count

It was a cold, dreary Saturday morning at Robert E. Lee Park in Baltimore County, but Sam Cucuzzella could have cared less. The eight-year-old Loch Raven Village boy was too busy watching in awe as an outdoor nature educator and several park rangers introduced him to Bubo, an injured great-horned owl. Sam, a Cub Scout, loved five-year-old Bubo, whose name is short for his species, bubo virginianus. But Sam loved the rangers, too. "I want to be a forest policeman when I grow up," he said. Sam was one of dozens of people, from as far away as Pikesville and Phoenix, who turned out for the second annual Bird Extravaganza and Great Backyard Bird Count. The two-day event in...

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