This coyote stopped what he was doing to observe a Red Shouldered hawk catch something. He watched for a good three minutes, so he was quite interested. From what I could see, it looked like the Red Tail caught a jerusalem cricket this time. But I’ve seen the hawk catch the same voles the coyote catches.
I wonder if the coyote was actually eyeing the bird, or was he eyeing what the bird was hunting? Or, might he have been interested in the bird’s hunting activity — maybe even identifying with it?
This particular hawk and coyote frequently share this particular hunting ground where they both hunt for voles. They are very aware of each other.