THE WEST SEATTLE TURKEY: Still wandering Gatewood on this #TurkeyTuesday

A #TurkeyTuesday full of more sightings of The West Seattle Turkey in Gatewood, where it has been since at least Friday. Today started with this video – listen closely to hear The Turkey, as well as Ben’s narration, from near the Thistle stairway:

A bit later, Tanya sent this photo from 39th/Kenyon:

Please be watchful if you’re driving – The Turkey likes to walk in the street, as seen in Dave‘s photo from 39th/Austin:

That’s also where Jessica got this picturesque view also featuring blossoms:

Susan and Jerry got a backyard visit:

From Leslie near 35th/Webster

And this one came in last night but we can’t resist the Napping Turkey … from Mike near 44th and Southern:

If you’re new here – readers have been reporting turkey sightings since tt first showed up (in Arbor Heights) 11 months ago.

14 Replies to "THE WEST SEATTLE TURKEY: Still wandering Gatewood on this #TurkeyTuesday"

  • WSCurmudgeon March 25, 2020 (5:00 am)

    TWST is clearly a hen, not a cock. She lacks a beard and spurs. 

    Her present wandering far from her usual area may be to find a mate.

  • anonyme March 25, 2020 (7:07 am)

    Love the napping turkey.  Sweet dreams, darlin’.  Stay safe.

  • John March 25, 2020 (8:13 am)

    Appreciate the turkey maintains and exemplifies distance recommendations during our pandemic.

    • Janelle March 25, 2020 (3:02 pm)


  • Dmann March 25, 2020 (8:23 am)

    Many many chefs are off work Turkey better hide in the rye grass.😎

  • newnative March 25, 2020 (8:57 am)

    My coworker that lives closer to Gatewood said that there is a neighborhood blog there and people are asking if someone has lost their turkey.  Yes! That’s the Admiral Turkey! They belong here! Just kidding, the TWST can go where they like .

  • Lee March 25, 2020 (9:08 am)

    Can someone please find a Lonesome Larry to introduce to this fine lady?

  • Erin98126 March 25, 2020 (9:21 am)

    Stay safe, WST. Seeing your pictures brings me great joy.

  • flimflam March 25, 2020 (9:39 am)

    this turkey seems to be living a pretty good life for itself! must feel pretty secure and not threatened to be napping on someone’s porch…

  • Steph March 25, 2020 (9:57 am)

    It just came to our house!!! Near Myrtle water towers. Great distraction during this crazy time. 

  • Lynda March 25, 2020 (10:30 am)

    So can we use the acronym and call her Twist.

  • Railroaded March 25, 2020 (11:31 am)

    The shot of the turkey napping is great!

  • SeaChasbo March 25, 2020 (2:26 pm)

    Just makes me want to drink bourbon while ordered to stay-at-home.

  • Libbie March 25, 2020 (2:31 pm)

    Have been sharing WST updates w/family in Tassie – they love it! We experience  similar behavior with peacocks. We only have “bush turkeys” on the mainland.

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