West Seattle wildlife: Face-to-face with a falcon

January 19, 2014 at 6:49 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle parks, Wildlife | 8 Comments

Now THAT’S a game face. West Seattle nature writer/photographer Trileigh Tucker shares photos of a peregrine falcon encountered Saturday at Lincoln Park. And it had opponents, too:

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Trileigh tells her story of the encounter here, with more photos.

You might recall reports of peregrines nesting beneath the West Seattle Bridge – like these 2008 photos and story about a banding expedition there, and baby falcons photographed by SDOT in 2011.

8 Comments

  1. Terrific photos … wonderful encounter. Thanks for letting us share in it!

    Comment by seaopgal — 8:00 pm January 19, 2014 #

  2. Glad I’m not a mouse in sight of those eyes! Beautiful birds!

    Comment by CanDo — 7:51 am January 20, 2014 #

  3. Gorgeous bird, great photos! Thanks so much for posting.

    Comment by enviromaven — 10:07 am January 20, 2014 #

  4. Great photos! Also saw your link on Tweeters – many more of your lovely photos to enjoy.

    Comment by Eilene Hutchinson — 1:50 pm January 20, 2014 #

  5. Fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

    Comment by MMB — 9:41 pm January 20, 2014 #

  6. Spectacular photos.

    Comment by G — 10:50 pm January 20, 2014 #

  7. I wonder if that’s what’s been hanging around our bird feeder? I thought it actually looked more like a cooper’s hawk. Anybody seen one of those?

    Comment by Dawn — 9:01 am January 21, 2014 #

  8. We’ve shown Cooper’s Hawks in the past, so certainly they’re here, as are several other types of hawks – sharp-shinned among them, IIRC … TR

    Comment by WSB — 9:13 am January 21, 2014 #

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