Finally

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Bear coming out from behind a stump

There have been a lot of bear sightings over the last year, and many people in Bent Tree have taken some amazing bear pictures.  A few years ago, it seemed like I saw bears everywhere I went in Bent Tree.  Then I hit a long, dry spell.  Until last Monday, I hadn’t seen a bear since 2014.  On Monday, this bear appeared from behind an old stump.  I was able to grab my camera and snap a couple of pictures before the fast-moving bear went across the street and behind some trees.  The pictures aren’t great, but I’m happy.

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June 5, 2017 – Black bear in Bent Tree

 

The white squirrel population in Bent Tree…

…has increased. I saw one, then two, then three on Wednesday (see three photos below). I’ve heard that there is at least one more.

December 16, 2015 - One white squirrel in Bent Tree

December 16, 2015 – One white squirrel in Bent Tree

December 16, 2015 - Two white squirrels in Bent Tree

December 16, 2015 – Two white squirrels in Bent Tree

December 16, 2015 - Three white squirrels in Bent Tree

December 16, 2015 – Three white squirrels in Bent Tree

 

Stalking Big Blue 2015

July 22, 2015 - Great Blue Heron in Bent Tree

July 22, 2015 – Great Blue Heron in Bent Tree

Click here for a related post from January. It’s nice to see a great blue heron in Bent Tree again.

July 22, 2015 - Great Blue Heron in Bent Tree (click to larger image)

July 22, 2015 – Great Blue Heron in Bent Tree (click for larger image)

 

The duckling is growing like a weed.

Click here to link to a previous post for earlier pictures of the duckling. The photo below was taken less than three weeks after the earlier photos.

July 6, 2015 - female mallard and duckling update

July 6, 2015 – female mallard and duckling update