West Seattle wildlife: Lincoln Park’s barred owls, seen again

That’s one of two owls that wildlife watcher/writer/photographer Trileigh Tucker has just seen for the first time in a while:

It’s been quite a few weeks since I’ve seen the Lincoln Park Barred Owl pair, but (Monday) morning (thanks to the loud cacophony of Steller’s Jays announcing them) I saw both owls of the pair, not too far apart. Thought you might like to know they’re here and doing fine!

Trileigh continues to chronicle wildlife sightings/thoughts on her “Natural Presence” website.

7 Replies to "West Seattle wildlife: Lincoln Park's barred owls, seen again"

  • EE September 20, 2011 (7:22 am)

    He’s so pretty!

  • JoanE September 20, 2011 (9:19 am)

    thanks for taking and posting this gorgeous photo. Very handsome owl and a great way to get my day started.

  • Rebecca September 20, 2011 (9:52 am)

    He is pretty, but from what I understand, he’s also an invasive species, bad for local owls. He’s quite the reminder that we can’t keep clear cutting the forests in the United States.

  • kate September 20, 2011 (4:19 pm)

    Do these guys hang out in the same area of Lincoln Park? I never see them.

  • Mitch September 20, 2011 (6:16 pm)

    Good point, Rebecca. We’re an invasive species as well and look what we did to the indigenous population of our continent.

  • Trileigh September 20, 2011 (9:10 pm)

    Kate – see if you can hear jays or crows going nuts sometime when you’re in the park. Not just one (those birds tend to be “talkers”), but a lot of them, or several species all making a racket. Often that means a predator (owl or hawk) is nearby. Good luck!

  • kate September 22, 2011 (12:10 am)

    Thanks Trileigh!

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