My Record Day for Coyotes and Bobcats at Point Reyes National Seashore, Plus a Badger

I was at Point Reyes National Seashore yesterday from about noon to dark and saw ten coyotes and eight bobcats.  That was a record day (and half day) for me for both critters.  Plus, I started the afternoon with a badger taking a sunbath.  Here’s a photo of the badger.  Light was harsh and the badger was mostly napping, so I didn’t stay long to wait for a better photo.

Badger, Point Reyes National Seashore

As I said, I saw eight bobcats.  One was walking toward a coyote, unbeknownst to both of them. They were walking toward each other at right angles.  When they finally saw each other, the coyote gave chase and the bobcat made it to some trees and scrub brush.  Here’s another bobcat at about sundown.  Better light than the badger.

Bobcat, Point Reyes National Seashore

Here’s a coyote from earlier in the day.  It has a lighter coat than average.  My coyote count went up very quickly at the end of the day.  Right after coyote #6 chased the bobcat, a pack of four coyotes came by when I was in the same location.  I had heard them howling shortly before I saw them.   It’s the first time I saw more than three coyotes together at Point Reyes.

Coyote, Point Reyes National Seashore

I kind of wish I had gotten there at or before sunrise.  I might have added a few more coyotes and bobcats to the day and to my personal record.

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About Jim Coda

I am a nature photographer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. I specialize in photos of birds, mammals, and landscapes.
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8 Responses to My Record Day for Coyotes and Bobcats at Point Reyes National Seashore, Plus a Badger

  1. Bruceprt2005@comcast.net says:

    Thanks for sharing this Jim:)   Bruce Keegan

  2. Linda Schafer says:

    Amazing shots and sightings, Jim!

  3. charlotte crackbon says:

    Wow, bet this event got your heart going. So glad you posted these pics, beautiful. Now I have seen these locations in person that I read so much about a few years ago and can really appreciate it more. Charlotte

  4. Vishal Subramanyan says:

    Great pics! Where did you find the bobcats? I have been looking for them in Point Reyes for a while and have only had a few fleeting glimpses.

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