I've been wondering all winter why I'm seeing so little activity at the bird feeder? Today I saw the chickadees at the feeder, and saw the male and female cardinal approaching - when all of a sudden the crows start going crazy! The smaller birds flew away, and then I saw it. A great big coyote just beyond my fence. He seemed to know where he was going. Head down, tail down - trying not to be noticed. But I couldn't have missed him.
I've seen coyotes before, but not in this neighborhood and never with a full winter coat against the snow. Impressive!