Amazing night to sit outside with the night optics and hope for something productive. I’m not calling at all but every time they communicate, they’re all around me and close. The classic serenades, interrogation howls….. it’s fun to believe they have no clue that I’m amongst them. However, at around 3am, every last coyote was directly east of me at no more than 300yds, doing barks I haven’t heard all season. I’ve seen the alarm barks on video and this seemed similar but there was so much short kiyi and “wowrow” mixed in. They’d combine it with single barks to as many as 5 straight barks. This went on, literally, nonstop for close to a half hour! Any of you fellow dog slayers ever heard anything like this or have an idea of what happened?
As for the sightings tonight, the only eyeballs that lit up belonged to a trio of cottontail rabbits. Geese were slightly restless tonight with occasional, short bursts of honks. Train whistles could be heard for miles! Super still and surprisingly bright for a moonless sky and very mild in temperature. I heard lots of leaf rustles, sticks breaking, and I thinking I heard a buck working a rub line…. I’ll have to check that out in the daylight.
Anyway, love to hear some thoughts on the coyote language.