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101 Things To Do in Southeast Seattle: #53 Watch the Herons and Young Eagles

April 12, 2011

You know herons – those big prehistoric-looking water birds you see at the lakes around here.  Well, there are three pairs of herons nesting just above Seward Park.  Go to where 55th Ave S and S Lucille St meet and look up into the trees.  There you will see three large nests and several herons coming and going, doing their thing.  I don’t know if there are  baby herons in there or not, but right now, before the trees are leafed out, is a prime time to go and watch them.  Do yourself a favor and check out these large, graceful birds. 

While you’re at it, take a walk around the Seward Park loop and look for Bald Eagles training their young.  My wife saw them over Andrews Bay the other day and tells me a parent eagle was teaching two young eagles to fish.  Pretty cool!

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