WEST SEATTLE BIRDS: New views, and a post-Halloween alert

Today we have enough contributed bird photos for one of our periodic game-day galleries (Seahawks vs. Cardinals – it’s all about birds today). Above is Kersti Muul‘s photo of four Bushtits – tiny yet fierce-looking birds. Below, James Tilley caught Sanderlings in flight at Constellation Park:

Also from James, a Savannah Sparrow at Alki:

Vincent Marx photographed this White-crowned Sparrow along Harbor Avenue:

A Sharp-shinned Hawk caught Hans A.‘s eye in Delridge:

And John Skerratt noticed this Anna’s Hummingbird taking a break:

Though Halloween is over, we can’t resist another of Jerry Simmons‘s seasonal images – here, Steller’s Jay meets skeleton:

And he sent another one that is both a reminder and also an advance alert for next year:

If you haven’t yet taken down your Halloween decorations – particularly if they include fake webbing – the sooner the better. And you might consider not using that material next year. It’s a hazard to birds and other wildlife.

P.S. Before we go, thanks again to everyone who shares photos – westseattleblog@gmail.com (if it’s breaking news, you can text 206-293-6302).

7 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE BIRDS: New views, and a post-Halloween alert"

  • Reader November 6, 2022 (3:22 pm)


  • sam-c November 6, 2022 (4:07 pm)

    I always love seeing the bird photos, but that Sanderlings photo is SO COOL! I love that perspective.  Thank you all for sharing!

  • WS Neighbor. November 6, 2022 (5:02 pm)

    Thank you WS Blog for bird photos during Seahawk games. I love the photos!  And, Seahawks won!  

  • Insertname November 6, 2022 (5:10 pm)

    Ahh, my favorite. Always such wonderful photos. 

  • anonyme November 7, 2022 (5:57 am)

    A big thank you to Falcon7 who recently posted about the danger to birds of fake Halloween webbing, and to WSB for following up.  The pine siskins are back in force, so please, please thoroughly clean your bird feeders as this species is particularly sensitive to salmonella spread at feeders.  Our feathered friends are not only essential to the environment but to our own well-being, in part because the human brain is hard-wired to crave beauty.

  • Susan Kemp November 7, 2022 (6:01 am)

    Great photos everybody. Thanks for sharing them with us!

  • Michael Ostrogorsky November 7, 2022 (11:25 am)

    Can’t believe you didn’t include a Seahawk in your collection! 

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