Owl or Hawk?

The bird landed on my balcony in the city of Toronto mid-afternoon. It is approx 1 + 1/2 feet high, brown & tan colouring, hooked beak, and huge wing span. Is this an owl or a hawk. He/She was breathtaking.No pictures. Couldn't move.

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Oct 31, 2015
It's a Hawk!
by: Mary

Thankyou Judy and Susan for confirming my hawk. Very exciting and so beautiful. Mary

Oct 31, 2015
by: Judy-Seattle

I agree that it's probably a hawk. It's most likely a Red-tailed hawk. I'll post a photo of a Red-tailed hawk that was in a tree in our yard.

Oct 30, 2015
Likely a hawk
by: Susan

The hooked beak and daytime siting suggests it is a hawk

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