WEST SEATTLE BIRDS: Four seen around the peninsula, including The Turkey

If you are a longtime WSB reader, you know that most days, we feature West Seattle bird photos with the daily calendar highlights. But the no-event orders mean no highlights. However, thanks to your neighbors, we have bird photos to share anyway!

That’s a Red-Breasted Sapsucker, photographed by Mark Wangerin. Below, the even-more-colorful Golden Pheasant:

That photo’s from Lori on Genesee Hill; Riley spotted it this week too. Sightings have recurred in recent years, including last spring, about the same time this celebrity bird first showed up in West Seattle:

This afternoon, The West Seattle Turkey turned up on Snake Hill, sipping from that pothole near 31st/Findlay; Tyler and Gabbi sent the photo. Yesterday, TWST wandered north to 35th/Edmunds – this photo was texted:

And from Chris Frankovich – a Bald Eagle:

Thanks to everyone who sends photos – birds, breaking news, bears, or … westseattleblog@gmail.com or text 206-293-6302!

13 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE BIRDS: Four seen around the peninsula, including The Turkey"

  • Coffeedude March 28, 2020 (7:11 pm)

    My favorite part of the blog is pictures of the birds and any information about them.

  • Just wondering March 28, 2020 (7:41 pm)

    How long do wild turkeys live?j

  • Raised in WS March 28, 2020 (8:21 pm)

    The legendary Turkey reduced to drinking ditch water. You deserve better!

  • Chris K March 29, 2020 (4:53 am)

    Beautiful photos!

  • Higginshere March 29, 2020 (7:40 am)

    How uplifting to see wildlife carrying on without us!

    Thanks to the generous photographers for sharing these wonderful pics.

  • Scubafrog March 29, 2020 (12:09 pm)

    Gosh we have some beautiful birds.  Great photos, and thank you for sharing~

  • scottie March 29, 2020 (4:28 pm)

    Very beautiful. Please post where they were seen, especially those by Mark as I’m always curious where he spots these birds.  Also a good reminder to keep your cats indoors to keep our wonderful bird population alive and thriving.

  • Alejandro March 30, 2020 (12:13 pm)

    On our porch this morning!

    • WSB March 30, 2020 (1:45 pm)

      Definitely going to have a turkey update later today, have received a few pics. Currently southeast of The Junction.

    • Janelle March 30, 2020 (1:46 pm)


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