WEST SEATTLE BIRDS: More of your feathered neighbors

Big thanks to the photographers who have shared more views of our feathered neighbors, Above, James Tilley photographed a juvenile Bald Eagle and Caspian Tern flyby; below, Matthew Olson found a Marbled Murrelet:

Gene Pavola caught this bird (ID, anyone?) watching the water from a pole perch:

Jim Clark shares another golden view of a duck family at Seola Pond:

This Canada Goose family was on its way to Elliott Bay when photographed by Jerry Simmons:

Away from the water, Jerry also got this pic of a Black-headed Grosbeak:

This photo of a Brown-headed Cowbird is from Gary Jones:

We also feature bird photos some mornings in our daily event lists, so don’t skip those if you enjoyed these. From birds to breaking news, we appreciate pics at westseattleblog@gmail.com or (if urgent) 206-293-6302 any time!

5 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE BIRDS: More of your feathered neighbors"

  • Dale May 15, 2022 (4:58 pm)

    Bird on the pole is an osprey.

  • Suzanne Krom May 15, 2022 (5:03 pm)

    Thanks for the steller photos! The Caspian tern chasing the juvenile bald eagle captured a terrific moment. Eagles will eat anything they can catch so they are not welcome visitors, particularly during nesting season when the stakes for their prey are highest.  Sure hope the Caspian terns nesting season is very successful for them after last year’s heat dome killed so many of their nestlings. 

    The mystery bird in the third image is an Osprey — https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Osprey/id

  • Bird nerd May 16, 2022 (6:59 am)

    Great photos, thanks all for sharing :)

  • Rick May 16, 2022 (9:57 am)

    I have a lot of them on Long Lake in Port Orchard. Osprey

  • Dina May 23, 2022 (1:16 pm)


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