No, it's not a wizard and it's not a bird. That would be a merlin.
This is a merlon: the part of a fortified castle that juts up between two crenels (gaps or open areas).
Can you find the merlons on this castle?
(Thanks to Melissa Snell at http://historymedren.about.com/od/medievalclipart/tp/castleclipart.htm
for this image)
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