“BUGSY”

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I came across this bear tonight.It was a 4 to 5 year old male.Looks like he had a bout of mange on his face. Because mange is basically tiny bugs that borrow under the skin,I’m calling this guy “Bugsy”.

Notice the difference between the second & third shot.The difference is because the sun went away for 15 minutes.So Bugsy was in shade.

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I SEE YOU!

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This is where “Bugsy” spotted a second bear on his beach.

STEPPING OUT

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WATCHING & CHEWING

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EVER WATCHFUL

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Bugsy was keeping a eye on that other bear.

THE DAREDEVIL

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MAGGIE GIRL

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LATE NIGHT SNACK

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CHERT BEAR

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I’m not familiar with this bear? It looked like a adult male. It was skittish around me.Most of them at the beginning of the season react that way.Once they get familiar with me,they won’t even bat a eye.

BEING GROUNDED

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Because it was so windy,The Daredevil felt it was better to stay grounded today.Whenever there is a strong wind,they always find a spot where it’s calmer.They have their favourite wind perching spots,but because I was nowhere near that,he choose to ground himself instead.

DELILAH SHOWS UP!

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For whatever reason,Delilah has been distant towards me.She’s never been that way before?Not sure why,but was happy to see her fly over with the Daredevil!

OUT ON A LIMB

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I like this perching spot because I can get the mountain side in! But Maggie doesn’t ever perch here.She did tonight however & watching her was funny.Because it’s right out in the open,the wind was hitting her strongly.So I could see how she was constantly adjusting her position to maintain balance!

SUNSET EAGLE

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This is Romeo. Where Romeo & Juliette live is in a spot that gets hit by a NW wind.Usually by the end of the day the wind dies down,so by the time I come to visit them the wind isn’t a issue. Well………tonight it sure was! The waves were smacking me & getting everything wet.It also was blowing me out of position very quickly! So I only took a few shots & said goodnight to them both. Sunset was mediocre anyways.

SUNSET WITH FRIENDS

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FIRST BRUIN!

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I went camping for four days.Didn’t find a single bear out & about.I was heading back home when I spotted this big boy sleeping away! I recognized him immediately! It was “Big Red”! He’s the only bear that makes me nervous. He tries to stare me down instead of scooting away. He’s a older male bear,so I’m guessing he’s a tad long in the tooth when it comes to humans.

MR.WHISKERS

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ROMEO’S CLOSE UP

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NOSE DRIP

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MAGGIE GIRL

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TOUCH & GO

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JULIETTE JOINING ROMEO

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SUNSET SENTINEL

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MOON WATCH

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ADRIAN DORST’S NEW BOOK!

Adrian Dorst

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Adrian Dorst is a true renaissance man! He’s not only fantastic natural photographer but also a excellent wood carver.He works for months on his carvings & sells them locally.

The passion he is best known for is his love of birds! Adrain Dorst is recognized as one of the foremost leading experts on birds on the west coast.If it flies,he knows!

For several years now he has been putting together a book of the birds on Vancouver island.It just came out.If you love birds,you’ll love this book & If your coming out to the island………it’s a must have!

http://www.washington.edu/uwpress/search/books/DORBIR.html

TRYING TO FIT IN

THE EYES HAVE IT

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ETHEL RAMPING UP

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THE DAREDEVIL AT REST & PLAY

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REFLECTIONS OF MAGGIE

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MAGGIE GIRL

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STANDING VIGIL

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SUNSET DANCING

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TOFINO TRAFFIC JAM

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THE DATE ENDED SUDDENLY!

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PROFILES OF THE DAREDEVIL

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH

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SUNSET EAGLE

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THE DAREDEVIL

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THE MUDFLAT TWO STEP

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MAGGIE

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MAGGIE GIRL OUT FOR A WALK

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SUNSET ECLIPSE

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SUNSET POSE

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ROMEO’S SUNSET

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SUNSET HUNTING

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POLE POSING

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HANGING AROUND WITH BUDS

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MAGGIE GIRL

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MOE & MAGGIE’S

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By the look of the tail feathers,this eagle is from last years nesting.Both Moe & Maggie were upset their young one was flying around. When eagles kick their young out,it’s for life. Having said that,they’ll only complain & not attack them.

ROMEO & JULIETTE

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