West Seattle Monday: Bike-commuting workshop; baseball; more…

Need some Monday inspiration? West Seattle wildlife photographer extraordinaire Mark Wangerin says it took two hours of hiding in the bushes to get that image, and the one below, of a male Rufous Hummingbird. So with that dedication in mind … we present five Monday highlights (no hiding required) from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

SEALTH-WSHS BASEBALL GAME: 4 pm at Southwest Athletic Complex, watch our area’s two biggest high schools face off in baseball – Chief Sealth IHS hosting West Seattle HS. (2801 SW Thistle)

WHAT’S IT LIKE TO COMMUTE BY BIKE? 6-7:30 pm at Delridge Library, West Seattle Bike Connections invites you to a free workshop to find out – perfect timing, with Bike Month starting on Friday. No RSVP needed, just show up. (5423 Delridge Way SW)

WAYNE’S 1,000 CONSECUTIVE SWIM: Wayne Kinslow, the guy who swims off Alki every single day, will hit 1,000 consecutive days – almost three years without missing a day! – today. According to a Facebook notice, he’s inviting you to join him to celebrate, and to swim! Meet at the Alki fire pits at 6:30 pm, group swim around 7, potluck/bonfire afterward (bring a side dish or drinks). (60th/Alki)

FAMILY STORY TIME: 6:30 pm at High Point Library. (35th/Raymond)

WEST SEATTLE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB: Every Monday night at 6:30 pm, weekly on-air “meeting”:

The West Seattle Amateur Radio Club (WSARC) weekly net @ W7AW Repeater, 441.800, input +5, tone 141.3

Echolink and IRLP are also available -see westseattlearc.org for more info. The repeater is located at High Point.

9 Replies to "West Seattle Monday: Bike-commuting workshop; baseball; more..."

  • Enviromaven April 27, 2015 (9:59 am)

    Beautiful photos, Mark! Your dedication and patience are definitely inspiring.

  • LivesInWS April 27, 2015 (10:05 am)

    what a lovely jeweled creature! Fantastic photos. Thank you.

  • HC April 27, 2015 (10:30 am)

    My favorite bird – thanks Mark!

  • Valentina Catini April 27, 2015 (12:33 pm)

    I adore your photos!

  • ws_suzanne April 27, 2015 (1:20 pm)

    What an exquisite photo of this rufous hummingbird! They are the champs of the migratory bird world. This is from All About Birds (Cornell Lab of Ornithology)– “The Rufous Hummingbird makes one of the longest migratory journeys of any bird in the world, as measured by body size. At just over 3 inches long, its roughly 3,900-mile movement (one-way) from Alaska to Mexico is equivalent to 78,470,000 body lengths.”


  • Jennifer April 27, 2015 (1:45 pm)

    WOW! Amazing photos! Thanks for sharing!!

  • DTK April 27, 2015 (2:20 pm)

    Why is it that every time I spend two hours hiding in the bushes I wind up in hand-cuffs?

    • WSB April 27, 2015 (2:44 pm)

      Check for photogenic birds before choosing your bushes.

  • unknown April 27, 2015 (5:24 pm)

    OMGoodness luv that picture, good job Mark!

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