WEST SEATTLE BIRDS: Return of the eagles, and 7 other views

Welcome to one of our periodic while-the-football-game’s-on galleries of West Seattle bird photos shared by WSB readers! First photo is from Jamie Kinney, who reports the Bald Eagles are back, and saw this one in the Me-Kwa-Mooks vicinity. Next, one of the ducks you can see year-round, as photographed by Machel Spence:

Marc Milrod noticed three cormorants drying their wings in unison off Constellation Park:

Two species of shorebirds photographed by Mark WangerinBlack Turnstones:

And Sanderlings:

Linda Rackner caught the eye of a Crow at Lincoln Park while a Great Blue Heron took off in the background:

Another crow photo – Jerry Simmons saw one pursuing an Osprey:

And Michelle Laughlin was visited by a Cooper’s Hawk:

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5 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE BIRDS: Return of the eagles, and 7 other views"

  • Hw October 17, 2021 (6:42 pm)

    I love this feature so much. Quick question though, when you say the eagles are “back,” where did they go? 

    • WSB October 17, 2021 (6:54 pm)

      Some are here year-round but some migrate north to follow the food supply. I looked this up recently when someone emailed to ask where the eagles were and I realized I hadn’t seen any for a while myself, nor received any photos…

  • Deb October 17, 2021 (7:22 pm)

    I would have given the Cooper’s Hawk ANYTHING it wanted. Thanks for a stunning photo. 

  • dw October 17, 2021 (9:23 pm)

    We saw the/a Cooper’s Hawk chasing pigeons around North Admiral this afternoon. Didn’t see any success, but we did have one in our backyard a while ago ripping some lunch to pieces. 

  • Karen October 18, 2021 (6:58 am)

    👏👏thank you for the fantastic photos

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