West Seattle wildlife: ‘Fly like an eagle, to the sea’…

The classic Steve Miller song came to mind as we looked at these photos shared tonight by Gary Jones, from Alki.

Finally, a close encounter with the lighthouse:

Bald-eagle factoid: They can live up to 40 years.

13 Replies to "West Seattle wildlife: 'Fly like an eagle, to the sea'..."

  • Kate K February 16, 2012 (10:13 pm)

    Fantastic photographs! Thanks for sharing, Gary. Can I ask what you were shooting with?

  • Mike February 16, 2012 (10:17 pm)

    Nice pics!

  • LatteRose February 16, 2012 (10:50 pm)


  • miws February 17, 2012 (12:01 am)

    They’re all great pics in their own right, but that top one showing pretty much the entire wingspan is absolutely awesome!



  • ds February 17, 2012 (1:31 am)

    This is courting season for eagles. Keep your heads up for elaborate and amazing aerial displays as they pair up.

  • Tbone February 17, 2012 (7:26 am)

    Stunning! Thank you for sharing these!

  • mehud7 February 17, 2012 (7:46 am)

    Beautiful! Thank you Gary.

  • Jtk February 17, 2012 (8:03 am)


  • bleeblah February 17, 2012 (8:53 am)

    So beautiful — aren’t we lucky to live here!?

  • ohthehorror February 17, 2012 (3:02 pm)

    Although there are things I don’t like about West Seattle, I feel fortunate to live in a place where I can see first-hand bald eagles, seals, sea lions, and coyotes. And still have a pizza delivered to my house…

  • Noelle February 17, 2012 (7:27 pm)

    BEAUTIFUL photos of the bold eagle! I LOVE the pic of the bird coming down to land on the Light house’s roof!
    ohthehorror – I 2nd that! West Seattle is a one of a kind mix of natural beauty & urban conveniences! SOMEDAY I dream of being one of the Lucky people to spot a whale from Alki and I still get to enjoy city life. Ah, Home Sweet Home!

  • Cheryl February 18, 2012 (11:10 am)


  • A February 18, 2012 (1:29 pm)

    Amazing pics! Look closely about midway down the left wing on the top picture. Is it just me or does that wing look injured? I hope I’m wrong but it looks like this bird may be injured.

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