Squeals and Grooming

We heard the sirens — not so loud and long as usual — but we  thought there might be the possibility for a concert, so we waited. We were right! The sirens part was very short — I don’t think I caught any of it on the tape, but the coyotes continued their serenade well after the sirens had passed. And, the show didn’t end there. When they were finished with their yips, squeals and barks, one of them approached the other and began grooming — in this case, taking off ticks one be one — the same as I have shown before.

This particular video is different from my others. The entire first half of it was blurry — the camera mechanism for automatic focus just couldn’t seem to find itself — it kept zooming in and out without ever focusing, so all I had was one big blur for that section of the video. I was so disappointed that I might not be able to use the video clip. A friend of mine offered to help, and look what he came up with!! I think it’s fabulous, really superb!! And you get to hear the vocalizations throughout.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. SutroForest
    Jun 15, 2012 @ 02:00:36

    This is delightful! Nice editing, and a wonderful concert.

    Reply

  2. Barbara Knupp
    Jun 20, 2012 @ 19:55:17

    Interesting. Ticks are awful here this year and I’d [wondered] how coyotes managed. It never occurred to me they groomed each other.

    Reply

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