West Seattle wildlife: Does soggy weather ruffle feathers?

David Hutchinson shares that photo of a crow at Don Armeni while wondering if it too is grumpy about the gray/wet weather. On the semi-bright side, the forecast as of this hour suggests a rainy morning lifting to a chance-of-showers afternoon.

22 Replies to "West Seattle wildlife: Does soggy weather ruffle feathers?"

  • pigeonmom May 31, 2010 (1:52 am)

    Wow! Fantastic shot.

  • STARR May 31, 2010 (6:12 am)

    Ahh yes, the common every day crow…the bird that people shoot at, toss their scraps at, blame for everything and shoo away, finally has his day…in a picture no less for the entire day!!!! Even a crow is beautiful close up… and i doubt a little bad weather will dampen his feathers!

  • miws May 31, 2010 (8:36 am)

    That is one cool photo! :cool:


    I’m no photography judge, but that looks contest entry worthy.



  • BobLoblaw May 31, 2010 (9:22 am)

    That crow pretty much sums up the mood around here. Not too late for some sun to still save the holiday. Please (?)

  • Yeah-me May 31, 2010 (9:34 am)

    What a great photo! Tried to share it on FB but the Share This link didn’t work.

  • 35this35mph May 31, 2010 (9:39 am)

    Unbelievable! Beautiful.

  • Bettytheyeti May 31, 2010 (9:44 am)

    Beautiful photo!

  • BB May 31, 2010 (9:52 am)

    Love this photo – pretty bird. Crows like this dreary/wet weather, I think it’s in their DNA.

  • jo May 31, 2010 (10:39 am)

    Wow, David.
    That is one priceless photo.

  • Valerie May 31, 2010 (2:52 pm)

    Gorgeous photo!

  • david May 31, 2010 (5:08 pm)

    I never knew a crow was so cute/handsome! I’ll now think of them differently!

  • Concerned May 31, 2010 (5:53 pm)

    That is a Baby Crow! Hope it got back to it’s nest before a cat or Hawk got it!!!!

  • dufus May 31, 2010 (7:56 pm)

    It is a baby, that’s why it is so cute… but I love crows, they are smart and funny birds. Very nice photo.

  • Concerned May 31, 2010 (8:30 pm)

    dufus! I love crows too! They are absolutely the smartest Bird there is! We have a crow friend that has been a “friend” for years, yes, we know it’s the same one because of the way it “can’t” crow, it kinda squaks at us … watches us work in the yard … picks up the worms and bugs we loosen in the garden, follows right after us!

  • barryleaf May 31, 2010 (8:42 pm)

    awesome photo, good job

  • Crow Trivia May 31, 2010 (9:24 pm)

    I like crows too. Clever, they are. For a bird. :)

    Did you all know that immature crows have blue eyes? Quite a striking and beautiful contrast. As the bird matures, they turn to dark brown.

    Want another piece of ornithological trivia? Yes?

    All righty, then:

    Did you know that the crow’s average lifespan is 7-8 years in the wild and that they roost in those huge colonies usually just during the fall and winter. During the other seasons they are busy courting, mating and raising the kids.

    Another wonderful photograph David! Thanks!

    • WSB May 31, 2010 (9:40 pm)

      We (heart) crows here at WSB, so this photo was a happy surprise. Thanks for the trivia.

  • niceshot June 1, 2010 (9:58 am)

    nice shot! I love crows!

    In case you missed it – more trivia here in an article in The Seattle Times:

    Crows — Pesky, Raucous, Way Too Smart

  • OdeToTheCrow June 1, 2010 (10:02 am)

    And one more from The Seattle Times today:

    That crow attacking you isn’t crazy — it’s an anxious parent

    Urban dwellers: Watch where you step from late May to mid-June. This is fledge season, when crows help their babies learn to fly. They are in uber-protective mode and will strike if they see you as a threat.

  • kim June 2, 2010 (1:19 pm)

    I would love a copy of this photo and most willing to pay for it.
    Maybe a WSB perpetual fundraiser of sorts for posted pictures? Half to the photographer and half to a West Seattle group. Possibly the food bank?

    Thoughts WSB? Thanks!

    • WSB June 2, 2010 (1:53 pm)

      Kim – I wish we had the administrative oomph that would take – in the short run, whenever a photographer has her/his own site, we link it – I don’t believe David H. does, or if he does, he has never shared it with us. He is an awesome photographer and very humble person and I think he could have a nice sideline selling stuff (he also by the way is a hardworking volunteer – he and wife Eilene Hutchinson have given countless hours to the Alki Statue of Liberty Plaza project among other things) … TR, always honored when one of his photos lands in our e-box!

  • Concerned June 2, 2010 (6:43 pm)

    I too would love to have a picture of the crow!!

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