[Tweeters] Northern Saw-Whet Owl on Queen Anne, Seattle

mj2ephd at myuw.net mj2ephd at myuw.net
Tue Mar 31 15:09:34 PDT 2009

A Northern Saw-Whet owl was calling from the northeast section of Seahurst Park forest in Burien the evening of March 28. This is the first time, since buying condo here in Jan-1999, I can confirm this owl species in Seahurst forest. The call was very distinctive and incessant! Both Barred and Great Horned Owls nest in Seahurst; I've seen fledglings across the years, and assumed that smaller owl species may be here, too.
Cheers, Maureen Ellis
Burien, WA on NE edge of Seahurst Park forestland

On Tue, 31 Mar 2009, Rachel wrote:

> Last night at about 10:30, my husband and I were watching a DVD of some

> nonsensical French film when something hit the the glass door to the

> backyard. As I jumped up to look, a bird flew to a low branch of the

> fig tree just outside the door, and I could see a tiny, square-headed

> owl silhouetted against the brighter sky...Northern Saw-Whet! I turned

> on the outside light, which was just bright enough to show the owl's

> facial disk, and a few seconds later, it flew away. I am absolutely

> astonished. We live on the South Slope of Queen Anne, which is heavily

> developed, but we aren't too far from Kinnear Park.


> Rachel Lawson

> Seattle

> RachelWL at msn.com



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