WEST SEATTLE BIRDS: Return of the gameday gallery

It’s football season again and that means, when we have enough photos to share – a gallery of West Seattle birds on the Seahawks‘ gameday! Thanks so much to everyone who has shared photos. Today, we have eight to spotlight. Above, Michelle Laughlin caught a Crow and Hawk “dancing” at Alki Point (which is the location of most of these photos). Michael Ostrogorsky photographed a Black Turnstone:

From Robin Sinner, two photos – a Killdeer:

And a Great Blue Heron:

Gene Pavola spotted this GBH keeping watch:

Shellie got a visit from a Barred Owl:

Gary Jones photographed a Pileated Woodpecker:

And even the common Mallard duck can put on a show, as did this one for Jerry Simmons:

We should also note – today marks the start of Bird Safe Week!

If you have a bird photo to share – or other pic(s) – westseattleblog@gmail.com; if you have breaking news, with or without photo, you can text 206-293-6302 any time – thank you!

12 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE BIRDS: Return of the gameday gallery"

  • waikikigirl October 2, 2022 (1:04 pm)

    All of the pics are nice but that one of the Crow and Hawk “dancing” is a one of a kind and the Mallard Drake…I think he stepped in gum or got a rock in his shoe! LOL!!!

  • Kersti Elisabeth Muul October 2, 2022 (1:16 pm)

    Yes! Seattle Audubon s bird safe Seattle week started today!I will be at Raptors for family night Wednesday doing education about Rodenticides and it’s horrendous impacts on wildlife, particularly raptors. Join us for the fun!https://tockify.com/seattle.audubon/detail/680/1665016200000?utm_source=Seattle%20Audubon%20Audience&utm_campaign=4a9ced56c1-ENEWS-September2022_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_955bf8bac3-4a9ced56c1-448332605

    • Lynn October 2, 2022 (3:21 pm)

      Hi Kersti
      Any plans for something like this in West Seattle? Would love to take my kid to this but weekdays are tricky 🥲

      • Kersti Elisabeth Muul October 2, 2022 (4:55 pm)

        Audubon is working hard to have more of a presence in South Seattle. I know weekdays are rough. 😑  If you can make it work, your kid(s) will see live raptors, it will be very exciting. I will reiterate your request…Will post the full schedule maybe something can work out 

      • Kersti Elisabeth Muul October 2, 2022 (4:58 pm)

          I’m also happy to do individual or group bird walks/education with kids and families. I have access to bird skins including raptors. kersti.e.muul@gmail.com

    • K October 2, 2022 (9:49 pm)

      Kersti, do you know if Seattle Audubon is organizing with local government to encourage lights out? The school near us has their interior lights on 24/7, I wonder if the schools or other public buildings might be open to turning off their lights.

      • Kersti Elisabeth Muul October 3, 2022 (2:36 pm)

        We have a pledge to sign but have not asked them specifically. We have asked Patagonia, who of course will be and REI who won’t.I will reach out to the Schools see what we can do. Thank you for the idea. 

      • Kersti Elisabeth Muul October 3, 2022 (2:37 pm)

        What school?

      • Kersti Elisabeth Muul October 3, 2022 (2:44 pm)

        Feel free to share links with the schoolshttps://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.audubon.org%2Flights-out-program&data=05%7C01%7C%7C22f096681bcf42f58b0b08da9e681c76%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637996467287359385%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=INy%2B4zGViHiyIvYYQXx1A8RJoRMnYOc%2FqkZEQb8OwLY%3D&reserved=0https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsecure.everyaction.com%2FME9gQbHDc0O6aclHQuywAg2&data=05%7C01%7C%7C22f096681bcf42f58b0b08da9e681c76%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637996467287359385%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=dRKHIvTe%2B4jZMmZ8x8SI31jLimpmSg7j%2FVYPf8SbTXU%3D&reserved=0

    • Erin98126 October 2, 2022 (11:23 pm)

      Is there any way you can share the rodenticide info outside of Wednesday’s event? I’d really like to learn more about this but can’t make it to Seward Park.

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