We're out for Bear!
Well, actually, the bear was out for our bird feeder. We'd put a second one up to feed the mating pair of Cardinals that arrived last week (they seem to be enjoying it) but guess who else showed up in the tree last night?
At around ten o'clock while closing up the Inn, James heard a "chuff" sounding snort and noticed a very dark void in the branches above the new bird feeder. It soon started batting at it; and within a few minutes the critter had emptied the feeder and climbed down the tree for a feast.
This morning, Susan spied it on the ground at about a quarter to six ( innkeepers' hours, yes) and we took a few snapshots before it wandered off behind the Fire House across the street.
We just might have to put that feeder on a slimmer branch!
On another note, we've had Goldfinches, Chic-a-dee-dee-dees, Nuthatches, Redwing Blackbirds, Blue Jays and, of cuss, squirrels visiting the feeders on a daily basis.
While we can't guarantee bear sightings, we will guarantee that you'll enjoy your stay here at RiverWood Inn.