The Eagles Have Landed~

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Soaring Eagles,

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touch earth,
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for a time,
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but never really,
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leave the sky.
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Their home is always,
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in the clouds.
Cheers to you the stunning eagles of Vancouver Island~
(Note: Dark colored eagle is a juvenile)

Born to Be Wild~

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“Like a true nature’s child,

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we were born,

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born to be wild.”

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The wild grizzlies in these photos were photographed in The Knight Inlet in British Columbia Canada. The inlet is contained within the largest temperate rain forest on earth and has a thriving grizzly bear population.
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The bears live in a remote location reachable only by float plane or small boat. We viewed bears from open air wooden platforms that are approximately 12 feet above the bears. The platforms are similar to bird hides familiar to bird watchers. Access to the platforms is carefully limited and regulated. Platform visitors are accompanied by guides. Purposely approaching wild grizzly bears without such precautions would be extremely dangerous to both humans and bears.

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The bears, like this juvenile, are quite focused on consuming salmon and have devised an ingenious fishing method,

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they submarine with their eyes open under water, and their ears above water, so they can listen above, as they hunt below.
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They take a lot of time out from gorging to bicker and play.
Cheers to you from the stunning wild grizzlies of The Knight Inlet~
Lyrics: Steppenwolf

Wild Thing~

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You make my heart sing!
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Look into the eyes of wild grizzlies,
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and you can see their wild souls.
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On a typical day we are seeing 25 or so individual bears.

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There are a lot of cubs. One mama has four which is quite unusual.

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They are here for the salmon,

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and need to consume about 20,000 calories a day to prepare for winter.
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Arguments do break out,
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but don’t last long.

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Wildlife in The Knight Inlet in Canada is incredible and I will be posting more photos of bears and many other wild creatures.
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Here is one of the venues where the action is taking place.
Cheers to you from the magnificent wild grizzlies who look directly into our human hearts and ask for our protection~

Fall Migration~

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It is sad when the summer orioles,
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fly off to their winter homes.

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No more sunny day squabbles,
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and birdie bickering.
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When the last baby bird has finally fledged,
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and flutterbyes have fluttered off,

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when grosbeaks are gone,
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and only hand-feeding-hummers,
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and winter birds stay, it is time for us to fly away too.
We are off to spend time with Canadian grizzlies and send you cheers from your Holler summertime friends~

There Be Dragons~

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in the hothouse garden,

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snapping wizard jaws at you!

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Breathing purple fire,
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they cast enchanting spells,
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like sirens beckoning you close,
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and closer still.

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Cheers to you from the mystical orchid dragons~

Mountain Mahogany in Bloom~

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Mahogany blooming in the High Sierra,
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with sailor seeds,

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ready to fly to their new home.

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Blooming in high altitude
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they blanket hillsides
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with seeds like summer snow~
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Cheers to you from blooming Mahogany that grows only in the Western US & Mexico~