There aren't many salmon jumping any more and the bear numbers have definitely thinned out. The bears that remain are super-fat: it's delightful to watch the way their bellies roll when they shake themselves! However, I seem to be noticing more other species there now. This morning I spent about half an hour watching this amazing bald eagle.
|It was amazing how it's whole body contorted with its shrieking.|
|More chilling. It looks so imperious!|
|And the amazing wings as it flew off.|
The picture below catches most of the wildlife I'm commonly seeing. There's also some kind of duck or grebe I see a lot of, but in this picture you can see a bear in the foreground, a bunch of gulls I think are mew gulls, one glaucous-winged gull slightly to the right of centre, a bald eagle on the slope and several black-billed magpies scattered around. There's even a magpie on the bear's back. Do click the link for the magpies at least - my photo doesn't begin to do them justice. They have amazing irridescent feathers and cool patterns on their wings in flight. I see them flitting around the falls a lot and have come to love watching them.
But the bears do remain the stars of the show. These two (big) cubs were neat to watch as they had a wee snooze earlier today.
And, away from the webcam, there's been some fun things to gaze at in the real world, too.
|My bluebells have done really well this year.|
|The moth orchid continues to put out new flowers - with plenty more buds still to come, too!|
|The flowers have so much detail when you look at them up close!|
|And this pillow case that I embroidered a few years back makes me smile every time I see it :-)|