West Seattle wildlife: Keeping the ‘kids’ in line; takeoff time

(First 2 photos by WSB’s Patrick Sand)
Walking at Don Armeni this morning, we stopped to watch one of the local Canada goose families as they headed up the ramp and off to truly greener pastures park lawns. We can’t even approach the cuteness factor of David Hutchinson’s last parent-and-gosling photo, but we snapped away bravely just the same.

Then, just as we were about to publish those two photos, Cheryl Nellis shared low-tide sights via Facebook – including this view of a great blue heron taking wing as brant munch eelgrass in the foreground:

(Thanks to Cheryl and the other great local photographers who share images – wildlife and otherwise – via WSB!)

10 Replies to "West Seattle wildlife: Keeping the 'kids' in line; takeoff time"

  • HunterG April 10, 2012 (8:02 pm)

    I want to *like* this post. I love honkers!!

  • DCo April 10, 2012 (8:45 pm)

    Great pictures!

  • raincity April 10, 2012 (9:06 pm)

    Cute picture!!

  • Alki Resident April 10, 2012 (9:44 pm)

    This always cracks me up seeing the line of chicks following each other.This is the first time I’ve ever seen two adults guiding a group though.

    • WSB April 10, 2012 (9:53 pm)

      AR, now that you put it that way, though I am *sure* those had to have been Mom and Dad, it was reminiscent of the formation when you walk near a day-care center and you see the providers out with the little bitty toddlers/preschoolers all holding onto a tow line of sorts! – TR

  • Maggie April 11, 2012 (12:31 am)

    Great pictures!

  • 35this35mph April 11, 2012 (9:15 am)

    Putting a bird on it really does work! I love all the avian photos on WSB!

    • WSB April 11, 2012 (9:32 am)

      Us too. Just think WSB = West Seattle Birds.

  • Joe April 11, 2012 (6:25 pm)

    Way too support an invasive species……

  • mehud7 April 11, 2012 (8:29 pm)

    Joe- humans?

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