Eagles have also been taking advantage of the large runs and evidenced by attached images....all that salmon makes some eagles think they can handle more than they actually can...(sorry about the images...couldn't resist). One Harbor Seal....known as "Boomer" hauls out on a float beam in Elliott Bay quite often...seems uncomfortable but who knows... since it's a beam and not a log boom perhaps "Beamer" would be a better name. Might motivate a certain car manufacturer to send some cash to Stranding Network operations. An octopus eating seal was luckily caught in the act.....just a lucky camera shot.
Tide pools were full of shrimp, weather was perfect with dry clear sky no wind and water a clear as possible.
Seattle has a new mayor....council members will be elected by district in the future but GEF will still not require labels stating such.
NEST BUILDING FOR DUMMIES
|Jack Block Park Chum Salmon feast|
|Sea Lions on bouy|
|Rusty seal on old dock at Jack Block Park-color likely from dock surface|
|Anna's Hummingbird male is back at Jack Block|
|Boomer and gull that forced Boomer off beam|
|Harbor Seal with octopus|
|Alki tide pool|
|Chiton with tiny anemones attached to shells|
|Purple Sea Stars on piling|
|Red Rock Crab|
|Shrimp in tidepool|