Recently while standing with a party at Glacier Vista, looking out across the canyon the bottom of which flows the Nisqually Glacier, we were startled by a sudden long "swish" of wings. Glancing up we saw a huge golden eagle passing directly over our heads some fifty feet above us. In his talons was a ground squirrel.
Why this peculiar gyration I do not know, but at the brink of the chasm he suddenly folded his pinions and, like a feathered meteor, shot skyward for a hundred feet or more. At the peak of his climb he turned in a veautiful curve and dropped plummet-like for several hundred feet into the canyon before he again spread his wings and sailed gracefully away down the glacier.
Whether it is a single pair of these great birds that have taken up their range in this vicinity and are seen almost daily or whether different birds are seen, I do not know but during the latter half of the summer we have seen eagles oftner than at any other time during my experience in the park.
For some time past the bears have not been so numerous nor so regular in their visits to the auto camp. Blueberries have led them astray.
Recently one party saw seven bears on the slope above Lake Louise. They were all berrying. Soon they will be dropping farther down the valleys to avoid the snowstorms of the high country and thus postpone their winter bed-time by just so much.
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