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A female coyote (perhaps a relative of Wile E Coyote) is caught in the act of stalking three sandhill cranes near the Users Center in the Village. Photo: Steve Carrigan, nature, wildlife, animal, coyote, mammal, bird, sandhill crane, landscape

A female coyote (perhaps a relative of Wile E Coyote) is caught in the act of stalking three sandhill cranes near the Users Center in the Village.

Two mating hawks crashed to the ground. One's talons are embedded in the other's leg. After a period of time the separated and flew off. Photo: Steve Carrigan, wildlife, nature, animal, bird, hawk

Two mating hawks crashed to the ground. One’s talons are embedded in the other’s leg. After a period of time the separated and flew off.

(1/2) Recently, this ruby-crowned kinglet was sitting outside looking stunned. Photo: Leticia Shaddix, nature, wildlife, animal, bird, ruby-crowned kinglet

Recently, this ruby-crowned kinglet was sitting outside looking stunned. It let the photographer pick it up. She used some napkins to gently placeĀ it on a chair away from harm.