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?

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May 28, 2012
Small bird - looks like owl
by: Bernadette

I absolutely agree! Nature is amazing. Too bad it was such a bad photo. Would love to have know what it was.
Anyways, enjoy the Summer of bird watching.

May 27, 2012
Small speckled bird has owl markings
by: Anonymous

I think I saw the same kind of bird this morning perched on a garden trellis, very still and just looking in my direction. So I looked back and after awhile noticed as the bird lifted his head, the markings on the head and breast resembled an owl's head.
How amazing is nature that this small bird would have the protection of the predator owl's appearnace!

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