The 12/23 visitor was looking reasonably fat and healthy. He spent a long time trying to get to the feeders that were way over his head,
I love seeing bipedal bears!!!
The next night, a different bear visited. He was a male with ear tags. Those tags mean that he's been in serious trouble (usually involving trying to get to food near human homes). If he's caught again he'll be killed. He didn't try too hard to reach the feeders but he did give my cam quite a state!
A factor for both bears might be that they are finding accessible human food. That can make a bear choose to stay awake rather than retire to a den.
Here's the video of both bears' visit to our yard.