Three possibilities for your West Seattle Monday


Our featured photo today is a Spotted Sandpiper, yet another beautiful bird photographed by Mark Wangerin, who explained: “Yesterday morning I went in search of a Kingfisher burrow along the banks of the Duwamish. After a while a pair of Spotted Sandpipers flew by. I made a ‘nest’ for myself in the bushes and waited, all told, for about 2 hours. Pairs came in “waves,” and freely fed right in front of me. What fun!” Speaking of fun, here’s YOUR chance to get out on the shore, first of our three highlighted calendar listings for today/tonight:

LOW TIDE, WITH BEACH NATURALISTS: Right now, it’s the first day of the year that Seattle Aquarium volunteer beach naturalists are out to help you learn about our shores during low tides. Today it’s out to -1.4 feet at 12:38 pm, so you’ll find the naturalists at Constellation Park (south of Alki Point) and Lincoln Park (near Colman Pool) from now until 1:30 pm – details in our calendar listing.

TINKERLAB COMMONS 6-7:30 pm at Delridge Library, drop in to check out “a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation, and discovery.” Tonight, stop-motion animation is the focus. Free, of course. (5423 Delridge Way SW)

TWILIGHT ZONE-A-THON: Movie Monday” at Parliament Tavern in The Admiral District tonight features episodes of “The Twilight Zone” plus the movie. No cover. 7-11 pm. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

MUCH MORE … for today/tonight/beyond, on our complete calendar.

5 Replies to "Three possibilities for your West Seattle Monday"

  • emcat8 May 23, 2016 (12:53 pm)

    I don’t know if anyone ever says anything to Mark about his lovely bird pics, but I just wanted to say that they are really the highlight for me of reading the site. That picture of the calliope hummingbird the other day was so amazing! I would never see these birds in the real world, so I really enjoy seeing them here. Thank you, Mark.

    • WSB May 23, 2016 (1:42 pm)

      The more words of thanks, the better, I think. We don’t thank him enough ourselves for sharing his awesome images so that we can share them with you. Like his quote here, many required not “just” photographic talent but also a lot of time, patience, etc. And remember that calendars with some of his photos have been made the past few years and sold to benefit programs at Chief Sealth IHS, where he used to teach … so he really gives & gives. – TR

  • miws May 23, 2016 (2:05 pm)

    Adding my thanks to Mark for the great bird pics he shares, and appreciate his patience in getting these beautiful shots. 


  • Wb May 23, 2016 (5:06 pm)

    me three! 

    • Marlene May 23, 2016 (7:30 pm)

      Mark, your bird photos are amazing! Thanks so much for sharing them with us.

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