Small bird - looks like owl
by Bernadette O'Neill
(Kirkland, Quebec Canada)
Saw this bird this morning entering work. We are just off the highway. He was small. Almost frozen did not move at all. Huge dark eyes and the design of his feathers gave him that owl look. He was very dark brown and dark speckled all over. Very much the colors of an owl. Had a curled beak. Thought he may be injured. Then he flew away. He was more shaped like a hawk.
Unfortunately, this was the only photo I could take with my cell phone.
Can someone tell me what this bird is?