This bird has been on the ground for at least 2 days. I first noticed the bird when it hissed at me - like a burrowing owl does - when I got close pulling weeds. It has not flown away, so maybe it is an immature bird or perhaps it is ill. I hope these pictures help.
When first noticed -
A closer look -
Better look at his tiny beak. He does have a big, wide mouth.
A view of the other side and a look at markings.
I am assuming this is a young bird that doesn't fly yet. But it may also be ill. I think we will take him/her to CROW (clinic for rehabilitation of wildlife), pending their advice. Being on the ground in my neighborhood is not safe for the little one.
Thanks for any help!