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- Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge - Oklahoma