During our vacation last week we stopped in Leavenworth, Washington. I read about the Leavenworth Salmon Hatchery being a top place for birding. Being a birder I had to stop at the most popular place. Besides seeing the Salmon hatchery there are trails for walking and some lead to the rivers edge It was along the river we sighted this black bear. I just love seeing bears so this was one of the great sightings for me and all the great birds.
We were able to watch the bear across the river from us for awhile until something spooked it and it ran off. We stood watching the river for a while and then I noticed an American Dipper in the water. Very cool , the Dipper is a life bird for me. I will do a post on my Washington State birds at another time.
To see more critters from all over click here: Camera Critters and thanks to Misty Dawn for hosting this fun critter meme and for stopping by my blog.