The nest is man made. I saw the owl guarding the nest with at least one owlet inside at 4:30 in the afternoon.
Couldn't get a photo. These little guys move fast!
These movies were captured with use of infrared hunt cam, behind 13 University Houses Apt. B.
Is there attaching these ones?
Today at 3:43P, coyote was spotted trotting on Big Oak Trail on the loop that leads into Biocore Prairie near the Eagle Heights Community Gardens. Not sure if it continued on the trail back towards Frautschi Point or into Biocore Prairie. Found fresh scat in the middle of the trail just before seeing the coyote ahead about 40 yards. Scat was found on new trail leading from biocore prairie to Big Oak Trail just before the manmade shelter where the two trails connect.
This little guy moved so fast! Most pictures were blurry, but I did get a short video.
Hiking about 100 yards from the parking lot on the Old Oak trail I heard a pair of barred owls calling to each other. One was west of the parking lot, but the other was much closer. As I tried to walk closer, they ended their hooting conversation. I did not see either owl.
Hiking about 100 yards from the parking lot between 5:30-6:00 at night, we heard (did not see) an eastern screech owl.
7:30AM in Lakeshore Nature Preserve
While working at the Waisman center I noticed a coyote walking across the ice of the class of 1918 marsh, around 4:00PM. It was too far to see if was collared or had any ear tags. But I am 95% sure it was a coyote.
2:30 PM CST - Two red foxes sleeping under fallen trees behind the Social Sciences building on the UW-Madison campus. When we opened a window several floors up to take a photo, they woke up, looked around, and then wandered off into the woods.
Observed two foxes in Muir Woods near Social Science building. I saw them from the building windows that face the woods. I stepped outside and they ran off towards Observatory Drive. One fox had an orange ear tag. This is the third time today that these two foxes have been spotted near the building. An office-mate reports that she got a closer view earlier today and the second fox is not ear-tagged (I did not get close enough to the second one to see this myself).
It was around 11:00am. As I was walking down the trail, the Coyote casually crossed the trail some 30 feet in front of me. I was surprised at how slow it was walking, which makes me believe I had just woken it up from a nap. It appeared to be a small adult with a healthy coat. I've seen and heard many Coyotes and am confident with the ID. (Size, coat color, and slinking movement.)
Saw red fox sneaking through vegetation in small natural area on UW Madison campus
Red fox on trail leading into Eagle heights garden. Was less than 3m away from it before it turned and trotted off
I was in my apartment (building 102) lying on my bed, and I heard a single coyote howl in response to an ambulance siren. The howl was likely within 200 meters. (For what's it's worth, I've done aural distance sampling with coyotes.) Note: I never saw the coyote.
Small fox, place orange in color, it was seen eating something on the edge of lake shore path at 8:30 am.
The fox ran across the bike bath, going from south to north. Only saw it for a second. Couldn't tell if it had a collar.
Young red fox observed near the burial mounds around 5:45am this morning.
Came across this little guy and a half a dozen other toads crossing over a walk trail at dusk.
At the Lakeshore Preserve (near Picnic Point), Madison, WI