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Coyote at Col. Sam Smith Park: November 26, 2021

Coyotes are active during the day and at night, particularly dusk and dawn, and help to control rodent and rabbit populations. Coyotes thrive in urban areas because of the abundance of food and shelter available. Though we seldom see them, it is wise to remember that they are wild animals. Two individuals were bitten by a coyote in Bayview Village Park earlier this week. The animal has since been put down.

We saw one racing by during this morning’s walk:

Coyote
Coyote
Coyote
Coyote
Coyote
Coyote
Coyote
Coyote

Some birds on this blustery and chilly morning:

American Goldfinch
White-throated Sparrow
American Goldfinch
Dark-eyed Junco
American Goldfinch
Downy Woodpecker (male)
American Robin
Red-breasted Merganser (male)
American Robin
American Black Duck (male)
Northern Cardinal (female)
American Wigeon
Northern Cardinal (female)
American Wigeon
Great Blue Heron
American Wigeon and Gadwall
Great Blue Heron
American Wigeon
American Black Duck (male)
American Wigeon
Bufflehead (male)
Mute Swan
American Wigeon and American Coot
Red-breasted Merganser (female)
American Wigeon
White-throated Sparrow
American Wigeon and American Coot
American Wigeon and American Coot
Northern Cardinal (female)
American Wigeon (female) and American Coot
Great Blue Heron
Bufflehead (female)

Today’s group:

NATURE THOUGHT

If what I say resonates with you,  it is merely because we are both branches on the same tree.  – William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

Miles Hearn