Coyotes September 8, 2020, by Lisa Febre

Hi Janet!

[This] is the video from our backyard security camera in September.

We sleep with our window open in our bedroom mostly to be able to hear the coyotes during the night. As an insomniac, I admit that I love hearing them. They walk up & down our street (and in fact, some have actually walked along the cinder block wall between our house and next to our bedroom window) all night long, so we often hear very close howls. This video, when I was listening to them “live” at the time, I would say that the “gang” was right in our front — maybe not in our yard, but definitely on our street.

The thing that caught my attention with these vocalizations was the almost human-like yell that seemed to be coordinated — hearing them live, that was the only group I was hearing, but when I went back to listen to the camera recording, that’s when I heard the 2nd, and possibly 3rd, group. It’s hard for me to tell if there are 3 groups (the yellers, the yippers and the howlers at varying distances).
Anyway! I thought this was an exceptional capture for our camera — we have many like this, but never this clear or close. 

We live about 3/4 mile from the Santa Susana Historic Pass State Park in Chatsworth, CA (far Northwest of Los Angeles county), so it’s obvious they live up there in the hills and come down at night. 

And as always, so happy to have ‘found’ your blog and you as well! Hope you are staying healthy & safe, and of course sane. Always read each entry even if I don’t comment. I love it!
Thanks again!

Lisa

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lisa Febre
    Oct 17, 2020 @ 04:51:06

    Thank you for sharing!!

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  2. Claire Perry Artwork
    Oct 17, 2020 @ 12:56:49

    Coyotes “yip, yell, and howl” to communicate to others. Theirs is a *very* complex language. Those who have studied it for years, say they have barely touched the tip of the iceberg ! They are not limited to one vocalization according to their make-up. FAR from it. They all communicate in complex language and I wish you many more delightful opportunities to hear them expressing their WILD and WONDERFUL selves.

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  3. Alice Chan
    Oct 18, 2020 @ 00:07:49

    This made my day!!!

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