Does anyone recognize this bird? It has the body of an owl but not an owl or hawklike head...we're in southeast MN
red shouldered hawk at pony pasture
The red-shouldered hawk (Buteo lineatus) is a medium-sized hawk. Its breeding range spans eastern North America and along the coast of California and northern to northeastern-central Mexico. Red-shouldered hawks are permanent residents throughout most of their range, though northern birds do migrate, mostly to central Mexico. The main conservation threat to the widespread species is deforestation.