PHOTOS: West Seattle eagle-watching

If you’re a frequent WSB reader, you probably know we frequently feature bird photos with the daily “West Seattle (Today)” highlights lists, thanks to some fabulous contributors. Lately we’ve received several views of bald eagles at Alki Point that deserve a separate showcase, so here goes. Above, Larry Shaw photographed two mature bald eagles; below, Gary Jones caught a juvenile eagle tussling with an older one – and it won:

And another view of the two grownups, from Don Brubeck via the WSB Flickr group:

(Mark Wangerin also photographed two side-by-side, as featured here a week ago.) Think you know all about bald eagles? Here are some fast – and local – facts from Audubon.

P.S. Big thanks to everyone who shares photos – from wildlife to breaking news! Email ( works best but if you’re photographing with your phone, texting our hotline, 206-293-6302, works too.

9 Replies to "PHOTOS: West Seattle eagle-watching"

  • Yma January 4, 2020 (9:48 pm)

    I LOVE these photos- thank I have a challenge- there’s a white crow out there (partially white). Lincoln Park.  Can someone get a picture of that?

  • ROBERT GOULET January 4, 2020 (10:55 pm)

    Stunning and inspiring.  Thanks for sharing and posting!

  • Karen January 5, 2020 (12:36 am)

    Nothing new to me but never get tired it.  Been watching the Eagles in WS for 50 years..

  • sc January 5, 2020 (8:22 am)

    The Eagle

    BY ALFRED, LORD TENNYSONHe clasps the crag with crooked hands;Close to the sun in lonely lands,Ring’d with the azure world, he stands.The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls;He watches from his mountain walls,And like a thunderbolt he falls.

  • wscommuter January 5, 2020 (8:56 am)

    We get to watch a pair that live in Schmidt Park and regularly fly over our house to/from the water to hunt.  I marvel at the schedule … I can practically set my watch by when the first eagle leaves each morning as it gets light enough to go out … for the past week, 7:40 give or take a minute is launch time.  It is the coolest thing to learn about.  

  • Mj January 5, 2020 (10:18 am)

    Don’s photographs indicate serious focus of the Eagles, very impressive as are the other photographs.

  • Dl January 5, 2020 (12:12 pm)

    Thanks for sharing! Awesome photos of the eagles!

  • Thistle January 5, 2020 (1:11 pm)

    The leucitic crow pictured is one of twins, they were born in a English laurel hedge between rose and thistle across from Lincoln Park last year. What are the chances of twins? One of the parents has a distinctive white line on its chest so the genetic indicators for a unique outcome were there.Many of the neighbors feed them so their territory is quite small. They do join the mob tearing up the grass looking for grubs in the park but mostly stay in a couple block area. They don’t seem to suffer any kind of discrimination from the other crows. Walk down the alley ( smiling and waving politely to the residents) bring some peanuts and chortle the way crows do ( if you don’t know how crows chortle maybe you don’t deserve to have a crow as a friend) they will swoop down to visit. 

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