West Seattle wildlife: Out on a limb in Lincoln Park

January 1, 2012 at 7:53 pm | In West Seattle online, West Seattle parks, Wildlife | 5 Comments

Danny McMillin spotted this barred owl during a New Year’s Day walk in Lincoln Park. (Is he/she one of these two? Would take keener eyes than ours to tell!) Thanks for sharing the photo!


  1. A nice, older gent was kind enough to show me this gal a few weeks ago. Her size indicates she’s a she. I won’t give away location, but it’s a must-stop every visit now for me. I see Danny must of woken her, because normally she’s just snoozin’ the day away… Great pic, Danny!

    Comment by Chuck and Sally's Van Man — 8:06 pm January 1, 2012 #

  2. Nice Photo, thanks!

    Comment by Aman — 10:27 pm January 1, 2012 #

  3. love this photo – thanks!

    Comment by WSLifer — 7:31 am January 2, 2012 #

  4. Yes, this beautiful owl is almost certainly one of the two from last summer’s picture! Having spent quite a bit of time watching these owls, I believe this is the one in the upper left of the earlier photo.

    The baby owl (Wollet) probably left Lincoln Park to establish his own territory, and these are probably his parents. They’ve been hanging out in trees near each other for the past few weeks – a good sign that they’re going to try breeding again this year. Keep your fingers crossed for a new owlet in 2012!

    Comment by Trileigh — 9:45 am January 2, 2012 #

  5. We were just there looking for owls yesterday!

    My friend Stewart Wechsler is a West Seattle-based naturalist and he is leading a really cool OWL PROWL at Lincoln Park this coming Saturday, January 7th at 4pm for all ages. We’re meeting by the kiosk in the north parking lot. Join us!

    Details here >

    Comment by Lauren — 10:49 am January 2, 2012 #

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