West Seattle Friday: From gardeners to rock ‘n’ roll ukulele players

January 24, 2014 at 9:00 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 4 Comments

Crows just never seem to care how much size advantage eagles and other raptors have over them – they try to convince them to get lost, just the same. Brian Baum photographed this scene on a Beach Drive rooftop earlier this month. Keep an eye on our calendar for bird walks ahead (including one tomorrow) – but right now, we’re highlighting other potential pursuits for today/tonight:

WEST SEATTLE GARDEN CLUB: Be there for all or part of the 10 am-2 pm meeting – which includes storytelling, brown-bag lunch time (dessert provided), and this time around, a program celebrating Eleanor Rooseveltall detailed here. Daystar Retirement Village. (2615 SW Barton)

HIGH-SCHOOL SPORTS: Swim meet at 3:30 pm at Southwest Pool, West Seattle High School hosting Bainbridge. (2801 SW Thistle) … In basketball, tonight’s home games are at Chief Sealth International High School, vs. visiting Rainier Beach. Girls JV 3:15 pm, boys JV 4:45, girls varsity 6:15, boys varsity 8 pm. (2600 SW Thistle)

PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT: Check with Alki Community Center ASAP to see if there’s any room left for tonight, 6-9 pm – and if not, sign up in advance for next month’s edition. Details in our calendar listing. (5817 SW Stevens)

ALSO AT ALKI COMMUNITY CENTER – SKATING! Friday night roller skating at Alki CC, 6:45-8:45 pm. (5817 SW Stevens)

PERRY MAYBROWN AT C & P: Solo singer-songwriter Perry Maybrown serenades you at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

‘THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED’: First weekend for the new production at ArtsWest in The Junction, curtain time 7:30 pm. (4711 California SW)

CASTAWAYS CD RELEASE SHOW: “Seattle’s loudest ukulele band,” The Castaways, is out with its first full-length record, and playing the Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) tonight to celebrate. No, it’s not tropical-style ukulele music – it’s rock ‘n’ roll. More in our calendar listing.

4 Comments

  1. Great pic!

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    I know crows are very territorial, especially near their nest and young, but it never ceases to amaze me, how they will taunt even eagles.

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    I don’t know which is more surprising; that the crows actually do that, or that the eagles don’t simply take them out!

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    Mike

    Comment by miws — 9:52 am January 24, 2014 #

  2. Great picture! Thanks for sharing!

    Comment by Allison — 12:14 pm January 24, 2014 #

  3. Mike: sometimes they do get taken out.

    Comment by Matt b — 3:19 pm January 24, 2014 #

  4. Crows usually work in packs while I have only seen eagles single or in pairs. If a crow is alone then it uses the National Crow Alert System to gather the troops, so to speak. I saw a murder harass the heck of an eagle pair in White Center.

    Comment by newnative — 1:38 pm January 25, 2014 #

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