WEST SEATTLE BIRDS: Unusual sighting

That’s a Mountain Bluebird, as seen by West Seattle photographer Mark Wangerin. He tells WSB, “Although rare on this side of the mountains, a few have been seen west of the Cascades in the past few weeks. There are 3 (all males) along the Duwamish by South Park. What a treat! I was going to go east of the mountains this week searching for them.” They are “the most migratory of the bluebirds,” Seattle Audubon explains here.

13 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE BIRDS: Unusual sighting"

  • Gill & Alex April 11, 2021 (7:34 pm)

    Thank you, Mark.  Have fun east of the Cascades.

  • Machel Spence April 11, 2021 (7:41 pm)

    WOW, how fortunate to see this species! I have only seen one in my life & I will never forget the moment! 

  • steve April 11, 2021 (9:24 pm)


  • Pelicans April 11, 2021 (10:26 pm)

    What a gorgeous bird! His eye almost looks like that of a mammal, instead of a bird.

  • Rick April 12, 2021 (4:01 am)


  • john April 12, 2021 (4:42 am)

    What a beautiful bird!  Thank you, Mark.

  • KWestSeattle April 12, 2021 (7:42 am)

    My kids and I spied an actual blue Jay yesterday a few blocks north of the junction. That was a first for me!

  • Stacy April 12, 2021 (10:03 am)

    I saw this or a scrub jay (?) in my yard on Saturday.  I was overjoyed to see a new type of bird in my yard!  

    • KWestSeattle April 12, 2021 (10:55 am)

      Yes! A scrub Jay is what we saw yesterday

  • emcat8 April 12, 2021 (10:19 am)

    How beautiful! What a lovely treat to see one over here. Thank you for sharing this wonderful photo.

  • Brian April 12, 2021 (12:24 pm)

    I had one of these fly into my kitchen last week. I didn’t know they were in this area, so I’ve been wondering what it was. 

  • Sunflower April 12, 2021 (12:55 pm)

    He is beautiful, what a sweet sight, thanks for sharing.

  • Amy P Kramer Hawks April 14, 2021 (8:01 am)

    Yay! We saw the trio at the substation and were so excited. There was also a magpie down there yesterday ♡ 

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