American Red Squirrel:
Common Garter Snake:
Otter (and Salmon):
Steller's Sealion, male, surrounded by females. Now that is what I call a gender difference:
Stellar's Sealions, females. Quite sensibly, in the water.
Purple Starfish, man:
Vancouver Island Black Bear:
Columbian Ground Squirrel:
Golden-naped Ground Squirrel:
Stag Elk. Can I state the obvious? "Look at the antlers on that!":
There is enormous variation in the Black Bear population. From cool-looking Black Bear...
... to dopey-looking Black Bear:
And Humpback Whale, a three stage experience. First, the blow (allowing me to achieve a lifetime ambition of shouting "There she blows!" from a boat at a whale):
Secondly, the hump that gives this species it's name:
Finally, and most spectacularly, the tail:
Just to ensure this is not an entirely birdless post (I have the rest of my time in Cuddesdon for those), here is a self-portrait with a Clarke's Nutcracker in the Rockies. Quite rightly, Parks Canada forbid the feeding of wildlife in the National Parks. But those of you who know me well, will recall my daily habit of sitting with a nut placed on my outstretched hand at around 1pm. "How was I to know a Nutcracker would land there, officer?":