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Spring at Green Lake Park

Many thanks to Paul Kidder for sharing the following photos with us: You can see more of Paul’s Green Lake photographs, as well as see purchasing information, here.

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Trout falls from sky onto Green Lake yard

Chris Jordan, who lives a block and half up from Green Lake on Sunnyside Ave N, shares the following: I was walking home from Starbucks on Sunday afternoon, nearing my house, when I heard a loud comotion of black birds overhead. I looked up and saw 4 or 5 blackbirds chasing and harassing an immature Bald Eagle. The eagle flew very low, about roof top high, and I watched him fly twice around my house and then fly off with the crows still chasing him. As I walked into my yard my 9 year old son was standing in the side…

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Photo: Green Lake eagle

Caroline Sherman shares the following photo, which she took today (Tuesday, March 27, 2012). Caroline shot the photo at Green Lake Park and titles it “The Eagle and his Entourage”: Thank you, Caroline!

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‘Raft’ of coots spotted at Green Lake

Many thanks to Steve Boyd of MacDonald Boyd and Associates (6424 E Green Lake Way N) for sharing these photos, which he shot with his iPhone yesterday (Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012) around noon: Steve writes: Here are two pictures of a gaggle (actually called ‘rafts’) of coots on the lake….actually, I’m not sure what exactly their doing. Maybe having some kind of clan gathering or “rafting” experience on the lake. Perhaps you can ask your esteemed and wise readers…. “Who can help explain this curious coot behavior?” Any birders out there? Please share your coot knowledge in the comments below – thank you!

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Informal bird walks around Green Lake planned for Dec. 17 and Jan. 21

An informal group of birders is meeting for two walks around Green Lake. The walks will be at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 and Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012. They will last about 2-3 hours and may include a coffee stop. Walkers will meet at West Green Lake Beach (7312 West Green Lake Dr N) and will walk counterclockwise around Green Lake. Anyone who wants to learn about the birds at Green Lake is welcome. Participants should dress for the weather and bring binoculars and a field guide if they have them. More information from Gayle Garman of the…

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