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

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.

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8 Replies to "West Seattle wildlife: Face-to-face with a falcon"

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    seaopgal January 19, 2014 (8:00 pm)

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

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    CanDo January 20, 2014 (7:51 am)

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

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    enviromaven January 20, 2014 (10:07 am)

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

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    Eilene Hutchinson January 20, 2014 (1:50 pm)

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

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    MMB January 20, 2014 (9:41 pm)

    Fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

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    G January 20, 2014 (10:50 pm)

    Spectacular photos.

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    Dawn January 21, 2014 (9:01 am)

    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?

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      WSB January 21, 2014 (9:13 am)

      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

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