Hawk is a Nez Perce Indian.
According to wiki
The Nez Perce believed in spirits called weyekins (Wie-a-kins) which would, they thought, offer "a link to the invisible world of spiritual power". The weyekin would protect one from harm and become a personal guardian spirit. To receive a weyekin, a seeker would go to the mountains alone on a vision quest. This included fasting and meditation over several days. While on the quest, the individual may receive a vision of a spirit, which would take the form of a mammal or bird. This vision could appear physically or in a dream or trance. The weyekin was to bestow the animal's powers on its bearer—for example; a deer might give its bearer swiftness. A person's weyekin was very personal. It was rarely shared with anyone and was contemplated in private. The weyekin stayed with the person until death.
I think it has something to do with the owl, flying overhead dougie cooper.
Perhaps in a future episode Hawk will dream his weyekin .. he will become an owl, and seeing through the owls eyes... will fly overhead dougie cooper holding a sack full of money outfront the house with a red door.
Anyone want to add?
Most likely not an owl.