Welcome to Today at the AHATS Wildlife Observation Area (formerly TCAAP Wildlife Viewing Area.) I've been visiting this small park regularly since 2008. This is a log of all the wildlife and nature I experience nearly every day.
My friend Jerry's eagle eyes spotted this napping coyote. We were way up high on the rim of the AHATS gravel pit. I have no idea how this dog could get any sleep. There are about a thousand noisy ducks right next to it. We only had a few minutes before the shadows moved over the coyote but I had enough time to quickly pop the Nikon TC1.4eII teleconverter on the 500.
A few minutes later we saw another coyote, or the same one, up close. This one didn't notice us until it was most of the way up the hill.