1130 hours; ~52 degrees F.; misting rain.
Observed a single large adult coyote about 30 yards from me moving cautiously along a road perpendicular to my route of travel. The coyote had spotted me before I saw it. It paused for a moment, ears in their alert vertical position, muzzle in the air testing my scent, then it trotted slowly away.
1000 hours: Misting & cloudy; ~50 degrees F.
Two scrub jays observed attacking a red-tailed hawk that was resting at the top of a tall Monterey Pine tree. One of the scrub jays actually made physical contact with the hawk, almost knocking it off its perch. Territorial dispute?
0930 hours, ~50 degrees F. Misting rain. Observed 15-25 violet-green swallows displaying erratic behavior in the top of a tall pine tree. The swallows excitedly flew in and out and above the pine tree for a while. After searching for sometime, I observed a red-tailed hawk ~ 50 years away in another tall pine. What is this behavior called?