West Seattle scene: Baby birds by the bay

Remember Melanie‘s amazing photos of a great blue heron, published here two weeks ago? (Follow that link if you didn’t see them the first time!) This time, she shares a photo of baby seagulls, photographed at Jack Block Park. Sorry we can’t crop it any closer, but even this size yields something we didn’t know – that baby gulls are speckled.

10 Replies to "West Seattle scene: Baby birds by the bay"

  • Noelle July 31, 2010 (3:03 pm)

    Oh how CUTE!

  • Trileigh July 31, 2010 (3:19 pm)

    Wonderful work, Melanie! You can just see how much that mother gull cares for those babies of hers!

  • Jo July 31, 2010 (4:10 pm)

    I have NEVER seen a baby seagull.
    Although a seagull family lives just above me (on the roof), and the mama and papa seagull are VERY noisy if another bird approaches. Especially crows.
    Those babies are TOO CUTE.

  • melanie July 31, 2010 (5:07 pm)

    The photos are at Jack Block on the bridge if anyone wants one.

  • Westside Birdman July 31, 2010 (8:55 pm)

    Those are Glaucous-winged Gulls. They are the most common gull around here and commonly interbreed with other gull species, making for interesting identification challenges.

  • pigeonmom July 31, 2010 (9:27 pm)

    Super cute!!

  • Sonoma August 1, 2010 (12:55 am)

    Thank you for the wonderful photo. The babies are adorable. Congratulations, Mama Seagull. Are they boys or gulls?

  • guidosmom August 1, 2010 (8:54 pm)

    Those are SO cute! I’ve never seen baby seagulls before. Thanks for posting!

  • Bill Peckham August 1, 2010 (10:26 pm)

    Came across those prints on this morning’s walk Melanie – thank you for that random act of kindness.

  • AJP August 2, 2010 (9:21 pm)

    Wow, I didn’t know seagulls hatched! I thought, like pigeons, they just spontaneously appear. (Kidding–but have you ever seen a baby pigeon?)

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