THE WEST SEATTLE TURKEY: Saturday sightings

Thanks to everyone who sent photos of their encounters with The West Seattle Turkey, who spent the day in North Admiral:

Diane and Lorne Dyke sent that video of The Turkey at the door. Katie, meantime, found TWST on her deck:

Katie said, “He’s been here for hours and even our dog has gotten used to his presence.” Below, Grace Lee photographed a young passerby doing a doubletake:

Diana Niederberger sent the next photo, saying, “Thought readers would like to see the Turkey strolling on Sunset Ave in North Admiral.”

Jacob Bridge saw The Turkey at Sunset/Hill:

The Turkey apparently started the day near Stephen‘s house on 45th SW, around 6:30 am:

“My wife heard our dogs barking this morning and was thrilled to see The Turkey back in Admiral.”

TWST has now crossed the peninsula north to south twice – first turning up a year ago in Arbor Heights, eventually spending months in Admiral, then recently heading south for a stay in Gatewood, and now all the way to North Admiral. Where it’s originally from, no one seems to know.

10 Replies to "THE WEST SEATTLE TURKEY: Saturday sightings"

  • M April 5, 2020 (12:04 am)

    Just getting ready to shut off the cellphone. What a nice way to finish my evening.  It made my day!

  • Plf April 5, 2020 (4:13 am)

    Definitely appears to get his 10,000 daily steps in

  • West Seattle Guy April 5, 2020 (8:37 am)

    To me you will always be GOBBLES! TWST

  • prw April 5, 2020 (12:57 pm)

    Are we certain there is only one turkey?

    • WSB April 5, 2020 (1:20 pm)

      One year now and despite many, many turkey sightings/photos, we have yet to get two reports in one day from different areas.

  • Higginshere April 5, 2020 (12:58 pm)

    I believe that there is not just one turkey, but tens or hundreds that are planning a take-over.

  • Mj April 5, 2020 (1:36 pm)

    AT certainly gets around.  A daily sitings report would be a nice diversion from all the other @$#’/ that is going on.  Has anyone started to track AT’s travel pattern?

  • Tsurly April 5, 2020 (1:55 pm)

    Not to steal Admiral Belvidere’s spotlight, but there is a peahen that roams the Admiral area as well.

  • WSCurmudgeon April 5, 2020 (2:30 pm)

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

    Her recent wandering far from her usual area was likely to find a mate.

    The WSB photos show one bird.   Look at the feather pattern, not at the color which varies because of lighting and settings.

  • Julia Chase April 5, 2020 (2:47 pm)

    Can’t someone buy a live male turkey, and then, with all of WSBer’s  watching and reporting, locate our WST and let the male go free near her.  She deserves a mate.  She is wearing herself out walking and looking.

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