Today we went birding at Ahakhav Tribal Preserve just south of Parker. It’s a favorite place of ours to hike and bird, and we always go there several times every year when we are here. We saw and identified a good number of birds, among them a Greater Roadrunner and a Belted Kingfisher, but one of the memories we will carry with us is the two coyotes we intercepted. We hear coyotes from our campground most nights, but it’s a little unusual to get to actually see them. We weren’t sure how Buster would react. He watched them and then stayed close with us. It seemed to take his exploring attitude down a notch or two.