WEST SEATTLE BIRDS: 7 feathered friends

Before we get back to the news … a break for online birding.

First, two from Mark Wangerin – above, a Barred Owlet; below, a Black-headed Grosbeak:

Next, a Wilson’s Warbler, photographed by Mark MacDonald:

Robin Sinn sent the next two photos – a Great Blue Heron

And a White-crowned Sparrow:

Finally, two backyard sightings – Alex has made friends with Fluffy the Steller’s Jay:

And Lise Thivierge spotted a Brown-headed Cowbird – which has a distinctive gurgling call:

All the bird-species names above link to BirdWeb pages where you can hear as well as see the birds!

12 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE BIRDS: 7 feathered friends"

  • Kris July 12, 2020 (7:48 pm)

    I love all of these! I especially love Fluffy ❤️

  • Max July 12, 2020 (7:58 pm)

    Where’s the turkey???

    • WSB July 12, 2020 (8:55 pm)

      Last seen months ago in Tukwila/Renton.

  • me July 12, 2020 (9:08 pm)

    I the way that bluebird is looking at that peanut! lol

  • Yma July 12, 2020 (9:38 pm)

    Fluffy has us trained . She & her family get peanuts & fruit – as do the crows. All have come to know that the old gato is no threat & will share the back deck. But 1st thing in the morn – Fluffy is looking at me.

  • sgs July 13, 2020 (7:00 am)

    Well now I’m confused.  Saw a distinct yellow bird a while back (not too closely), looked it up and decided it was an Willow Goldfinch – Washington State’s bird.  Based on the photo above, it might have been a Wilson’s Warbler.  I’ve got a lot to learn!

  • Kathy July 13, 2020 (7:56 am)

    I always love these collections of photos! Thanks for posting them, WSB. 

  • Hannah Lindell-Smith July 13, 2020 (9:39 am)

    @Mark Wagerin I know the owls in Fauntleroy Woods, but I haven’t been seeing them lately, the parents or the baby. Where have you been seeing them? 

  • anonyme July 13, 2020 (10:27 am)

    I have three jays that hang around, as they hatched right outside my side door.  The first to fledge I called Bebe Jay.  The second fledged on May 1, and became May Jay.  The third I just called Yay Jay.  If there had been a fourth, I would have called it Gay Jay, although that may have been a bit presumptuous, no matter how happy he seemed.  These photos are so wonderful, and I should add that the cowbird is really a very striking bird despite (or because of) the sublety of its coloration.

  • Mark E Wangerin July 13, 2020 (3:23 pm)

    I saw mom and baby a week ago. Have not looked since.Southeast corner.

  • Hannah Lindell-Smith July 19, 2020 (9:25 am)

    The trail that leads up to Cambridge St?

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