Spotted this great little owl on a tree during our nighttime walk on Monday. Was really cool and a very cute bird. We had never seen an owl in the Motor City before. This one was only about 10 feet or so above our heads. It was not frightened at all by our taking pictures (some with flash) and walking around beneath it. The owl just watched us. At first we thought this was a northern saw-whet owl because of the clear streaks, but it seemed to have little ears. A little further research tells us it is an eastern screech-owl and that they are not skittish birds. The eastern screech owl is the smallest eastern owl with ear tufts. We really wanted to hear it sing. It remained silent though. You can here what they sound like here though. Is a great spooky sound. Much celebration in the household at this sighting.