WEST SEATTLE BIRDS: 10 avians in autumn

We have a mini-tradition going – if the Seahawks are on TV, we feature birds on WSB. So here’s the latest edition, with 10 views of your feathered neighbors, photographed by WSB readers. Above, Jerry Simmons‘ photo of a Steller’s Jay enjoying peanuts. He also photographed this Anna’s Hummingbird:

Another hummingbird view – video as one tried to ride out the wind for a while, recorded by Troy Sterk:

Mark Wangerin caught one in flight:

He also photographed a Townsend’s Warbler:

And this Northern Flicker:

Here’s a Chestnut-backed Chickadee with a Douglas Fir seed, photographed by Robin Sinner:

Mark MacDonald found a Wilson’s Warbler going after a spider in Arbor Heights:

And a Ruby-crowned Kinglet in Lincoln Park:

Finally, a Gull undaunted by the size of its potential prey, photographed by Stewart L.

And if you haven’t seen the eagle photos featured in today’s daily preview – go here. Thanks to everyone for sharing what they’re seeing – westseattleblog@gmail.com or 206-293-6302, from birds to breaking news!

11 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE BIRDS: 10 avians in autumn"

  • justme October 25, 2020 (7:46 pm)

    I love these, thanks for featuring such sweet little creatures!

  • Julia October 25, 2020 (8:17 pm)

    Thanks to all the photographers. I look forward to these, such great shots!

  • KD October 25, 2020 (8:26 pm)

    The last photo with the seagull.. what IS that it is poking at??!!!

    • RayWest October 26, 2020 (10:20 am)

      KD — The seagull is pecking at a cluster of marine tube worms. The worms reside inside the leathery tubes and extend a feathery appendage out the end to filter feed on micro-organisms.

  • Jeannie October 25, 2020 (8:40 pm)

    Coincidentally, my parrot and I are listening to an audio clip of a Ruby-crowned kinglet right now! It seems to distract him from chewing on my sheets. I love birds!

  • annika October 25, 2020 (8:43 pm)

    Wonderful bird photos!  Thanks to everyone for sharing them.  The action photo of the warbler and the spider is especially amazing.  Did the bird catch the spider, I wonder?

  • John W October 26, 2020 (4:45 am)

    Wonderful alternative to football.I too, marvel at these photos and the passionate people behind the lens.  Please WSB keep these coming.

  • JW October 26, 2020 (8:14 am)

    I am always aware of the birds around me but this recurring WSB series gives me a wonderful sense of appreciation for what those birds actually look like and what they do! Thanks so much to the photographers and to WSB for providing the space.

  • anonyme October 26, 2020 (9:21 am)

    The Stellar’s Jay photo is really an art piece.  And it shows the jay in its most characteristic pose- with its mouth open!

  • emcat8 October 26, 2020 (11:58 am)

    I love all of these, but especially that jay because he looks so happy! I know it’s just his bill opening, but it looks like he’s really digging those peanuts!

    • Jerry Simmons October 26, 2020 (2:40 pm)

      Thanks very much, I often photograph these beautiful Steller’s Jays and have regulars visits! 

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