Wow sounds like a good day! This is my 2nd coyote sighting in the park, and the first time I had a nice look. He and his kin are probably why the small mammals at beaver marsh are so hard to see, LOL.Awesome Ken, good going! Sorry you didn't find the Screech Owl
30+ yrs ago I was in the Grand Tetons in a snow w/ wind storm. Spotted a group of 5 Coyote young ones - had found the den few days earlier. They crossed a beaver dam. I fell in behind & followed them through numerous adventures for most of a day. The loud wind meant they never even looked my way. It is such a privilege to able to spend time as these creatures struggle to live!
Have learned of a new Gray Fox den w/in 5 mi. of my house - yeah. Have started plotting how to approach this - camo clothing? blind? calls?
Do you know how to make a prey distress squeak on the back of your hand?