Alki wildlife like you’ve (probably) never seen it

You usually know him for his party coverage (like WSU and OLG), but correspondent Rock Steele, Man About Town, has a way with wildlife video too, allowing us to call your attention to this irresistible clip he got over the weekend of baby hummingbirds in their Alki-area nest.

9 Replies to "Alki wildlife like you've (probably) never seen it"

  • Jeannie March 31, 2008 (10:18 pm)

    Incredibly cute and sweet! Thank you for posting this.

  • Debbie Tamura March 31, 2008 (10:27 pm)

    What an amazing video! Did anyone catch the poop?
    Wow, we are surrounded by so much of God’s creation!

  • Sy April 1, 2008 (7:08 am)

    Really neat! Thanks

  • Rhonda Porter April 1, 2008 (7:38 am)

    Fantastic! I’m afraid I’ve ticked off the hummingbirds that were at our feeders by missing a “feed”.

  • westseattledood April 1, 2008 (8:11 am)

    Terrific capture! The bird on the right flicks its teeny-tiny tongue out!!! And, the other bird projected its poop as fast as the little critters’ eventual wing beats. Too cool for school!

  • Colleen April 1, 2008 (10:43 am)

    My partner saw a coyote at 1:15 pm on Sunday, March 30th. He/she was perched on the woodchip pile with only his head showing until he realized he was seen. Then he took off but seemed to stalk from behind my partner and our little dog.

  • Sargon Bighorn April 1, 2008 (11:51 am)

    Be sure to keep all domestic cats inside (even if you think the cat needs to be outside, they don’t). Domestic cats kill the wild birds and are doing great harm to the wild bird population. I dread the thought of these infant hummingbirds being killed by “Fluffy”. Yet fluffy’s owner is in another universe when it comes to the reality of cats killing birds.

  • Jeannie April 1, 2008 (3:06 pm)

    Absolutely agree with Sargon Bighorn. Besides, cats live longer when they are allowed to stay indoors. Much safer and saner. Contrary to popular belief, they do NOT need to roam, any more than dogs do. They are domesticated animals, not wild beasties.

  • artsea April 2, 2008 (11:02 am)

    We’ve had hummingbirds at our feeder all winter. It’s sometimes difficult to keep the sugar water from freezing on really cold nights, but we know it’s worth the effort to care for these amazing birds. Never have seen a nest before though.

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