West Seattle Wednesday: Delridge District Council, plus pirates, movies, music, more…

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It’s not unusual to see crows harassing eagles … but Tom Madden‘s photo from Beach Drive on Saturday is the first one we’ve seen with the crow actually perched on the eagle it’s pestering! Speaking of brashness … our first event of the day fits right in:

SEAFAIR KICKOFF: 9-9:30 am, the Seafair Pirates – whose landing on Alki is just a week and a half away (June 25th) – are scheduled to be hanging out at the Junction Starrrrrrrrrr…bucks. It’s the lone West Seattle event figuring into Seafair‘s official kickoff today. (California SW/SW Alaska)

NETWORKING MEETUP AT OFFICE JUNCTION: Noon-1:15 pm, stop by West Seattle’s only coworking center, WS Office Junction (WSB sponsor), to network! (6040 California SW)

‘THE BEST MOVIES YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF’: 1 pm at Senior Center of West Seattle. Today’s feature is “Grandma” with Lily Tomlin and Sam Elliott. More in our calendar listing. (California SW & SW Oregon)

MADISON ART SHOWCASE AND CONCERT: 6:30 pm art, 7 pm concert @ Madison Middle School. (3429 45th SW)

DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOODS DISTRICT COUNCIL: 7 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. Tonight’s agenda includes a briefing on SDOT’s Draft Freight Master Plan (now in a comment period), update on the September 25th Seattle Summer Parkways event on Alki, and the Myers Way Parcels draft recommendation. All welcome. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

WORDSWEST: Final event until fall for WordsWest Literary Series, “The Poetry in Prose and the Prose in Poetry.” 7 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), featuring award-winning poet Michael Schmeltzer and best-selling novelist Christopher Robinson; details in our calendar listing. (5612 California SW)

THE ROY KAY TRIO: Honky tonk, rockabilly, more, 8 pm at Parliament Tavern, no cover. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

MORE … for today, tonight, tomorrow, beyond, on our complete calendar.

9 Replies to "West Seattle Wednesday: Delridge District Council, plus pirates, movies, music, more..."

  • Rick June 15, 2016 (9:41 am)

    That’s not likely to turn out well. I’ve seen crows exploded by eagle talons at high speed.

    • WSB June 15, 2016 (9:56 am)

      I asked the photographer what happened next … it came to an uneventful end, shockingly. Must not have been a high-speed landing.

  • cj June 15, 2016 (11:40 am)

    The eagle is likely just annoyed.  Its young season and many crows do not survive growing up so they are a bit testy.

  • wb June 15, 2016 (12:41 pm)

    Amazing photo. 

  • I'm worried June 15, 2016 (12:58 pm)

    I hate the crows, and they seem to know this, and pester me because of it. A few days ago, a seemingly angry crow, followed my daughter and I, out on a walk, for 3 full blocks! Flying directly over our heads, relentlessly screaming at us- and only stopped when we reached too busy California Ave.  I’m thinking he recognizes me from a previous altercation..?  Anyway, I prefer not to walk with that crow. 

  • jissy June 15, 2016 (2:10 pm)

    “You scratch my back, I’ll eat yours!”

  • Azimuth June 15, 2016 (3:30 pm)

    We used to live by the water and were always amused by the constant battles between the crows and the seagulls.

  • Timothy James June 15, 2016 (10:52 pm)

    Crows this time of year are really over protective of their young fledgling who are just learning how to fly and take care of themselves this time of year. Be it human or predator bird, they’ll get at you. If they’re diving at you. Just stand in a doorway, tree cover, busstop. They’re usually chill a good preponderance of the year. 

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