Tuesday, February 16, 2016

SEAL GANG IS GROWING 2-16-16

Today there were two new members of the Gang of 7 harbor seals (Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Sneezy, Doc, Bashful, Dopey) off Seacrest.  This is only fitting....


 
 
 
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RIVER OTTERS MAKE APPEARANCE IN ELLIOTT BAY 2-15-16

If you have been following posts on this blog you are aware that last year at this time a male river otter (Otto) was observed at Duwamish Head in West Seattle going through his daily activities for a period of weeks.  He was last seen almost a year ago.  Since that very interesting episode I have not seen another otter in Elliott Bay...or anywhere else for that matter.  Yesterday I observed 3 river otters in the Seacrest Park area of Elliott Bay.  Since river otters form associations of various sexes and relationships I have no idea if this was a family or some other association or related or unrelated individuals...also not able to sex the otters.  One or more of the otters were seen feeding on some unidentified prey.  It is always a treat to seem them close up....so here are a few images: