March Coyotes

March 08, 2018  •  2 Comments

Reviewing my photos I notice that I am able to see and photograph lots of Coyotes during the month of March. I saw a nice large one at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge a couple of days ago but was unable to get a photo. We saw each other at the same time and it got into the brush before I could get my camera up.

Coyotes begin breeding in February, and their breeding season generally continues into March. I think this is one of the reasons I see so many in March at the Refuge. Another reason is that the farmers that grow crops on the Refuge use chicken litter as fertilizer. I notice this chicken litter will have some chicken feathers mixed in with it. I will see Coyotes in the open fields late in the morning sniffing around the areas where I see feathers. The chicken litter also draws opossums, raccoons, and birds and I think this also helps to bring out the Coyotes.

I am not sure if the farmers are using chicken litter at the Refuge this year. I'm not seeing any sign of it but I am seeing lots of Vultures on the ground in the open plowed fields.

 

Coyote - 030109-3-2Coyote- Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge - Oklahoma  


Comments

Steve Creek Wildlife Photography
Thank you, Rita! Sorry about your health!
Rita Glaser(non-registered)
It is always good to see your pictures. Also good to be able to read the the interesting information you share. My health won't let get out and enjoy it my self.
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