NFR backyard wildlife

SignorVince

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Front yard counts too, right?

Woke up the other day to the Bothell crows going NUTS! I didn’t think anything of it, figured they were excited to start their day. I went to go downstairs to feed the dog and when I peek out the window I see a Bald Eagle who stopped by for breakfast!

ETA: I have an "aftermath" picture too, but spared it from the general forum. I'd be happy to PM it if anyone is interested.

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Matt B

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Front yard counts too, right?

Woke up the other day to the Bothell crows going NUTS! I didn’t think anything of it, figured they were excited to start their day. I went to go downstairs to feed the dog and when I peek out the window I see a Bald Eagle who stopped by for breakfast!

ETA: I have an "aftermath" picture too, but spared it from the general forum. I'd be happy to PM it if anyone is interested.

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Bunny? We have a real big crop of 'em in West Seattle right now.
 

Gilly

Member
BHCB are considered “parasitic”. Not to cows but other birds. Very interesting life strategy. Get pics on here!
 

cabezon

Sculpin Enterprises
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I was hauling the trash down the driveway to the street in the late afternoon when I heard the alarm calls of the local robins and juncoes. There must be a predator in the area, probably a Cooper's hawk or sharp-shinned hawk. But when I looked carefully under the trees that line the driveway, I saw a barred owl sitting on a branch. I rushed back up to the house to grab my camera and it was still there when I returned. Because the light under the canopy wasn't very good, I circled around to try different perspectives. Then, the owl focused on something on the ground a bit down the hill and it was off in flash. It had grabbed a small garter snake. The owl thrashed the garter snake around a few times before swallowing the snake whole like a strand of linguini. Then, it had enough of me and flew off deeper into the forest. The robins were still not happy.
I have heard this species calling around the house previously but I had only seen an owl once pre-dawn on my way to work. Best view of this species yet.
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Jim Ficklin

Genuine Montana Fossil
Stunning photos, Steve! Thanks! It's been so blazing hot here that I haven't been out much. Neither have any critters. Lots of reports of baby hawks falling out of nests, presumably from the excessive heat (likely being pushed out by siblings). I haven't seen a Fox Squirrel or Robin in days.
 

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