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