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A new bird for Maple Leaf Park (no, not that one)

Posted by Mike on February 3rd, 2014

This afternoon around 2 p.m. we added a new species to the Maple Leaf Reservoir Park bird list.

(Note: It’s black and white, not blue and green.)

A pair of bald eagles were soaring over the water tower.

And on the tower itself, a peregrine falcon that had been hanging around at least since 10:40 this morning.

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2 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 Dale // Feb 3, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    I’ve enjoyed a front row view over the reservoir now park for many years and watching birds has been a great part of the vista. There are several nesting pairs of bald eagles that return every spring and summer. I see them frequently when they fly between Lake Washington and Green Lake/Woodland Park nesting sites, escorted by a cacophony of crows.

    A peregrine falcon flew into my living room window last month. He was not hurt, lost a few feathers, but still hangs around my feeders.

  • 2 Barbara Retzlaff // Feb 4, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Seattle Audubon shop in Wedgwood sells window decals to prevent bird strikes. They are practically invisible to people eyes, but highly visible to birds.