West Seattle Wednesday: On land & by sea, here’s what’s up

(Pileated woodpecker, photographed by Matt Olson)

Before we move on with what is already a very busy news day/night, here are highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

MUSIC & MOVEMENT FOR TODDLERS: Free class every Wednesday starting today, 10:30 am-11 am, at Neighborhood House’s High Point Center. (6400 Sylvan Way)

HIGH POINT MARKET GARDEN FARM STAND: 4-7 pm, your third-to-last weekly chance to buy produce that was grown steps away. (32nd SW & SW Juneau)

CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING ON HOUSING-AFFORDABILITY RECOMMENDATIONS: 5:30 pm at City Hall downtown, the council’s Select Committee on Housing Affordability – which includes all nine councilmembers – will listen to public comments about the proposals to be considered in the months ahead. See the agenda here; see the documents here. (5th/Cherry)

SENIOR CENTER OF WEST SEATTLE: Monthly board meeting at 5:30 pm, open to the public. (SW Oregon & California SW)

AMERICAN LEGION POST 160: 6 pm monthly meeting, open to all who have served or are serving in the U.S. armed forces. (3618 SW Alaska)

KAYAK THE DUWAMISH RIVER: 6-7:30 pm, tonight’s community kayak tour features “Stories of This Place“; details in our calendar listing, including how to RSVP, which will bring you information on where the tour’s launching from (either West Seattle or South Park).

34TH DISTRICT DEMOCRATS: 7 pm at The Hall at Fauntleroy, our area’s largest political organization meets. In addition to the agenda posted online – including some endorsement decisions – chair Marcee Stone-Vekich says the group will hear at 7:15 pm from Phyllis Campano, head of the bargaining group for the now-on-strike Seattle Education Association. (9131 California SW)

6 Replies to "West Seattle Wednesday: On land & by sea, here's what's up"

  • Trileigh September 9, 2015 (11:24 am)

    Nice capture of the Pileated Woodpecker, Matt! Thanks for sharing.

  • julianne farmer September 9, 2015 (1:33 pm)

    Thanks so much for the fabulous picture! I have never seen one.

  • Matt September 9, 2015 (1:51 pm)

    Thank you guys! I’ve been trying to get a good picture of one and finally did at the North end of Lincoln Park monday morning. It was eating grubs out of the notch in the tree!

  • Westside45 September 9, 2015 (2:50 pm)

    Almost always hear them while golfing at West Seattle. See one or two flying about half the time. There were two feeding about six feet off the ground near the 6th tee last month.
    Nice picture.

  • Trileigh September 10, 2015 (1:28 pm)

    Keep an eye out for the Pileated family in that area! One year I found the dad, a boy, and a girl woodpecker all foraging on a tree behind the bluff bench at the top of the North Beach Trail. (Here’s a photo: https://naturalpresence.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/july-14-11-2-three-pws-tt-sm.jpg)

  • Matt September 10, 2015 (4:51 pm)

    That is a great picture of the three of them, Trileigh. I believe the one I photographed is a juvenile, judging by the size as well as the still forming delineation of face stripes and red crest.I do not know how to tell the male from female.

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