WHALES: Orcas return to our area

12:12 PM: Thanks to Kersti Muul for the tip: Transient orcas are back in the area, visible now from Alki (looking north) as they head southbound.

12:24 PM: Kersti says they’re now in Elliott Bay – see her comment below.

1:54 PM: Still in the area, now back out in the main channel – see Kersti’s updates below.

8 Replies to "WHALES: Orcas return to our area"

  • Kersti Elisabeth Muul April 22, 2022 (12:21 pm)

    They are in the bay proper, near black and red tanker

  • m April 22, 2022 (12:46 pm)

    Are they still heading south?

  • Robin Sinner April 22, 2022 (12:57 pm)

    12:57 judt north of Eagle Harbor seen from Duwamish head near 2 boats

  • Kersti Elisabeth Muul April 22, 2022 (1:26 pm)

    After stalling on a kill and milling about for quite some time they are now southbound again just east of mid channel 1:25Next stop will be constellation for viewing If they continue on this trajectory

  • Kersti Elisabeth Muul April 22, 2022 (1:50 pm)

    Now passing Blakely rocks

  • A-Red April 22, 2022 (2:03 pm)

    I just saw them pass near the lighthouse heading south. Probably a great view right now from Constellation Park and soon from Mee Kwa Mooks

  • Caleb April 22, 2022 (2:57 pm)

    They went from Bremerton ferry lane south mid-channel down to Vashon ferry lane,  likely still headed south.  First time my wife & I have seen them (with binoculars) since we moved to WS,.  It was a thrill!  No breaching unfortunately,  but still special. 

    Thanks to WS Blog for these updates,  don’t always comment,  but would never see them without it.  Good thing Mr Seal is on the dock right off Beach Dr :)

    And special thanks to Kersti,  please keep the updates coming.  Appreciate all your work!

  • “Just” eagles for me April 22, 2022 (5:18 pm)

    In honor of Earth Day I popped down to Lowman to glass for the whales about 3:30 or so. No dorsals or spouts, but I was treated to the dramatic scene of an osprey catching its dinner, only to lose it to two immature eagles who forced it to drop it from a high altitude. The fish either sank or swim off as the eagles never tried for it. “No soup for you!” for any of them. What a magical place we live in. 

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