At night, outside my window, there’s an intermittent beepy-buzzing. It’s not one of the familiar goatsuckers (nighthawk or poor will). It’ll keep me guessing, I’m guessing.
That’s the fun of getting out and seeing (or not seeing) animals. They keep you guessing. They’re like the weather, with rhythms of predictability and unpredictablity.
Mr. Hare (black tailed jackrabbit) never showed at the water tub until this week. Now, he’s a regular.
The coyotes practically hiked with us months ago. That’s how often we encountered them. Now, we only hear them at night.
One day, you’ll see adult animals with young. The next day, there are no young. Did they take off? Did they die?
Thirty eight species this week. We could have topped forty, if we were better listeners and ID-ers.
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Black Tailed Jackrabbit
Black Capped Chickadee
Broad Tailed Hummingbird
Black headed grosbeak
Common Poor Will
Great Horned Owl
Small Eared Owl