West Seattle Monday: A question before the highlights

Thanks to David Hutchinson for the Friday evening photo from Duwamish Head. Before we get into today’s preview – David sent it along with this question:

Maybe someone can tell me where all the gulls go at twilight? My wife & I frequently see dozens of them heading past Duwamish Head traveling west toward Bainbridge Island. Reminds us a little of the bat flights out of Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico.

Got the answer? Please post it in the comment zone – thanks! (Or you can e-mail editor@westseattleblog.com and we’ll share it.) Now, what’s up for today, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

MONTHLY LA LECHE LEAGUE MEETING: Support for breastfeeding moms, wherever they are on the journey from expectant to weaning, 10:30 am on fourth Mondays at the WSUU church, 7141 California SW.

WSHS BASKETBALL: West Seattle High School‘s teams host Seattle Prep tonight, and boys’ head coach Keffrey Fazio posted this on the WSB Facebook page:

The West Seattle HS Basketball program is doing a “BLACKOUT” the gym night (tonight) at 6 pm. The boys and girls varsity teams host Seattle Prep. There will be prizes and give-aways all night! Boys at 615 pm, and girls at 8 pm. Adults $6, kids $4. Wear your BLACK and come support your Wildcats!

HEALTHY GROCERIES FOR DELRIDGE: A co-op grocery store is getting closer to reality, but the Delridge Produce Cooperative (whose project is no longer just about “produce”) still needs time and talent from anyone interested in helping. The monthly meeting is at 6:30 pm tonight, Delridge Library – details here.

‘ON STAGE’ CONVERSATION AT ARTSWEST: The artistic process behind the new ArtsWest production “Shirley Valentine” is explored in this free conversation at the theater tonight, 7:30 pm – details here.

NIGHTLIFE – TRIVIA/QUIZ NIGHT! Three West Seattle venues have trivia/quiz nights on the calendar – OutWest Bar at 7:30 pm, Christo’s on Alki also at 7:30 pm, and Shadowland has pub-quiz night at 8 pm.

INTERESTED IN BEING A SOFTBALL UMPIRE? One more mention of this story we published a few weeks back – because it’s training time. The West Seattleite who is now umpire-in-chief for the region put out the recruiting call, with softball season approaching.

3 Replies to "West Seattle Monday: A question before the highlights"

  • Chuck and Sally's Van Man January 28, 2013 (10:57 am)

    Interesting question about the gulls. I have wondered the same thing about the huge flocks of crows that (at least in the summer) fly south east over (roughly) Lincoln park. They are not headed to Lincoln Park, but presumably some rookery/roosting area like Cougar Mountain. As for the gulls, I know a ton of them roost on Pier 70 along the waterfront. Not sure if these are the gulls in question, however.

  • annika January 28, 2013 (11:31 am)

    Wonderful photo, David!

  • MMB January 28, 2013 (5:52 pm)

    RE: crows: When I used to work in Factoria, looking West from atop a knoll, I used to see hundreds of crows massing at sunset, presumably to tuck in for the night somewhere between Factoria and Lake Washington, I think. It was stunning to see the setting sun silhouetting the flocks. As for gulls on Pier 70, I’m always surprised to see some of them flying around before sunup in the morning as I drive North on 99 past the waterfront. They are early risers, wherever they go overnight.

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