We went into town for the Christmas celebration that happens every year. Got home after dark. we all went into the house. I asked DS to close my birds in while I started supper. He did. About 20 minutes later DH went out to throw away some cans, he came back in the house pretty quickly. There were coyotes about 50 feet from our front door. i gave him my 10 million candle flash light and DS grabbed and loaded his .22 Mag They didn't see them. The coyotes had scattered. Figured there was 6 of them. Sure glad DS did as I asked or I would have been missing some birds.