A small group of males "the dejected ones" were hanging out together fairly far away from the dominant male and his harem.
The recording is really faint. There's a good whistle towards the end. I was at least 1/4 mile away from the elk.
Tule Elk were calling to each other and snorting. 2 males butted antlers. The elk made an interesting high pitched whistling sound. There were about a dozen.
The tule elk (Cervus canadensis ssp. nannodes) is a subspecies of elk found only in California, ranging from the grasslands and marshlands of the Central Valley to the grassy hills on the coast. The subspecies name derives from the tule on which it feeds, which grows in the marshlands. When the Europeans first arrived, an estimated 500,000 tule elk roamed these regions, but by 1870 they were thought to be extirpated. However, in 1874-1875 a single...