West Seattle Wildlife Watch: Roost like an eagle

Thanks to Gary J for sharing photos of eagles around Alki Point; it’s “eagle season,” as he put it:

Maybe the one at right is the juvenile eagle seen on Beach Drive recently (as reported here)? Anyway, thanks again to Gary J – send us your photos, news tips, stories to share, any time – editor@westseattleblog.com – or if it’s something too urgent for e-mail (or you’re away from a keyboard), call 206-293-6302 day or night, 24/7. (More wildlife later – a new coyote concern to share.)

7 Replies to "West Seattle Wildlife Watch: Roost like an eagle"

  • west seattle golfer March 6, 2009 (12:39 pm)

    Beautiful photographs! Thanks for sharing Gary!

  • GenHillOne March 6, 2009 (1:35 pm)

    Whales, eagles, the list goes on – we’re so unbelievably lucky.

  • Jo March 6, 2009 (2:39 pm)

    I’ve seen the juvenile in the large tree across from Cactus Restaurant all morning.
    (How lucky am I that I can see this ‘eagle tree from my front window?)
    Most often there’s one or more eagles in that tree.
    You’re right GenHillOne, we’re so unbelievably lucky.

  • Bradley5 March 6, 2009 (3:01 pm)

    Great shot with the moon in the background!

  • Bradley5 March 6, 2009 (3:02 pm)

    Does anyone know how many resident eagles we have in WS? I’ve wondered if the Lincoln Park ones are the same that have the nest across from Salty’s also.

  • momon35th March 6, 2009 (3:37 pm)

    Saw one flying just north of Camp Long about a week and a half ago! It was amazing.

  • d March 6, 2009 (3:59 pm)

    Bradley5 –

    A few years ago, an old timer from the Lincoln Park ‘hood told me that the eagles which roost on the cliff at the south end of the park actually are a breeding pair which has a nest on Vashon. This fellow told me that they fly back and forth between the two to hunt/feed. Maybe somebody out there can confirm or deny if that is true – I’ve always wondered myself.

    I saw a pair of eagles doing a mating ritual flight once, over Greenlake. The flight displays were spectacular. I hope more folks have a lucky moment sometime to witness that.

    Also, these guys are out there sprucing/building out their nests; Again at Woodland Park, I saw a male with a 6-8 foot long, thick tree limbs in its talons as it flew over me! It was a sight to see! So, Heads Up! :)

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