WEST SEATTLE BIRDS: On the street and in the lot

No, not The Turkey this time ….

SAFE CROSSING: Eric Shalit took the photo, and explains:

While out on bicycle earlier (Tuesday), I encountered a Seattle police officer rescuing a family of geese that attempted to cross Spokane Street under the West Seattle Bridge. In the attached photo, he has successfully herded all but one out of the road and is trying to shoo the last baby to rejoin its family in a safe place.

WILDLIFE HOURS? Ellie Vann spotted this owl in the Roxbury Safeway lot, perhaps waiting for its turn at the store:

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9 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE BIRDS: On the street and in the lot"

  • Arbor April 1, 2020 (7:16 am)

    Wow! Lovely owl

  • anonyme April 1, 2020 (7:38 am)

    As frenetic human activity has quietened over the last month, it has been a joy to see wildlife moving back into cities all over the world, reclaiming its rightful place in the environment.  I only wish this change could be permanent; it has been so lonely without them.

  • Kate April 1, 2020 (8:12 am)

    We need more wildlife stories, please. Thanks for posting. That owl photo made my day.

  • Greg April 1, 2020 (9:25 am)

    Where is the turkey today? 

  • Sillygoose April 1, 2020 (9:29 am)

    Although it is fantastic to see this owl, it disturbs me that it has left the green belt.  Does this mean we now have so many rodents in the junction area that it comes to Trader Joes to eat or have residents put out so much rat poison the owls can no longer prey on the neighborhood rodents?

    • Marianne April 1, 2020 (6:55 pm)

      It actually says the owl is at the Roxbury Safeway, where there more lot of greenery around than the WS Trader Joes.  My sister (who works at a Wildbirds store) said that there are a lot more rats around these days scavenging for meager food scraps.

  • Scubafrog April 1, 2020 (10:46 am)

    That owl is absolutely beautiful, how cool!  What a great photo.  Agreed @ all the lovely wildlife photos, this is a great encouragement for one to be mindful and to “stop and smell the flowers” as it were.  Thanks WSB and photogs.

  • Matt P April 1, 2020 (2:57 pm)

    I’ve been hearing a lot more birds as I work from home the past week than I did the first few weeks.  Not sure if it’s spring related or not.  Reminder to keep your cats indoors as they will destroy local bird populations.   

  • wlcg06 April 1, 2020 (6:28 pm)

    Nice photo Ellie..! Love those Owls.

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