West Seattle scenes: Eagle family goes fishing off Alki

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New photos in from Guy Smith, Alki wildlife watcher, who reports:

This am we saw 2 parent eagles and their yearling, fishing just off our stretch of beach. We noticed that the seagulls didn’t harass them as they normally do. We are guessing that when there is only one eagle, they can harass it from the back without fear. But with two other eagles close by, the gulls or crows become fair game themselves.

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The eagles swooped down many times but never attempted to get a fish. Finally they made their way toward the bathhouse.

4 Replies to "West Seattle scenes: Eagle family goes fishing off Alki"

  • Danny McMillin January 30, 2011 (6:08 pm)

    Nicely captured, Guy!

  • Genesee Hill January 30, 2011 (6:32 pm)

    That is great photography. Thanks!

  • CitizenR January 30, 2011 (6:40 pm)

    Love seeing them! So beautiful and graceful flying, soring through the air! Sometimes I forget what a beautiful place we have to live!!!

  • Jacquie - Lynnwood Real Estate Broker@lynnwood real estate agent February 1, 2011 (7:17 am)

    That is really cool! Good job on getting pics of it. I never seem to have a camera handy when I see stuff like that.

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