We had a camp-out last weekend near Livermore, and there was a pack of coyotes very close by where we were - and I heard the "coyote calls" for the first time.
Amazing aren't they...
Have heard them both in the Bangor area and "out west"...really enjoy their "music", and have occassionally wondered just how close they are...sometimes it's seemed "real close"....which can make a person a bit jittery....
Very eerie. We normally hear them on still, bitter cold nights.
Here are the sounds of [url=http://www.myspace.com/CoyoteDrifters]some Augusta-area Coyotes[/url]
They used to go by the Susie's house at night (in the field) making all kinds of noise on their way to get pear drops down in the orchard. Coyotes love pears. When we were raising some chicks for laying hens and broilers the coyotes could have gotten them pretty easy, but they left them alone, so when I was killing broilers in the fall I'd take the guts, heads, and feet down to a ledge in the field for them. The next day everything would be gone but the beaks.
We're listening to the loon calls from our lake right now. It's a cheerful sound.
I'll never forget the first time I heard a loon. It was over 20 years ago at a camp in New Hampshire. I thought someone was getting murdered. The loons have many calls, and now that I am used to it it is one of my favorite sounds - especially the oooOOOOOOOOOOOOOahhhhh...... cry. Beautiful.
The eyes glow green. Aim between.