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And speaking of birds at the park…

May 9th, 2014 · 1 Comment

…look who’s back this morning.

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Birds of prey in Maple Leaf?

March 22nd, 2011 · 1 Comment

Maple Leaf Life follows birds (and dogs) and was pleased to get an email today from Matt: I bought a home 2 years ago in this neighborhood and like it very much, it has a great mix of small businesses and residential appeal. I was curious, has anyone written in recently with sightings of a […]

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Return of the Scarlet-fronted Parakeets

January 25th, 2016 · No Comments

Maple Leaf’s Scarlet-fronted Parakeets are back. Or at least one is – on 12th Avenue Northeast just north of Northeast 89th Street, at 8 a.m. We last posted on the feral flock in February 2015. We first wrote about them in 2010: The flock has been around for decades, at least since the early 1990s, […]

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Mega moving sale, plus nighttime I-5 work next week

August 21st, 2015 · No Comments

Seattle City Light emails that it is replacing two transmission lines alongside Interstate 5 at Northeast 60th Street next week. Intermittent rolling slowdowns in both directions on I-5 between Northgate Way and State Route 520 are necessary for motorist and worker safety. Traffic will be escorted through the construction zone. The two-day project is planned […]

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Our Scarlet-fronted Parakeets are back

February 14th, 2015 · No Comments

Maple Leaf’s own feral flock of Scarlet-fronted Parakeets have returned. At least a half-dozen of them were spotted (and heard!) at noon today near Northeast 88th Street and 12th Avenue Northeast. They flew off to the northeast. (Minutes later, an American Crow chased a Merlin off a conifer near 15th Avenue Northeast. It flew off […]

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A Red-breasted sign of winter's cold

November 30th, 2014 · 2 Comments

During a cold snap (21 degrees this morning in Maple Leaf) this bird is sometimes seen here instead of in the hills. “A few birds reliably move into residential areas during the winter months” or after a snowstorm, Birds of Seattle and Puget Sound says about the Red-breasted Sapsucker. This bird is on a Deodar […]

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A Red-breasted sign of winter’s cold

November 30th, 2014 · 2 Comments

During a cold snap (21 degrees this morning in Maple Leaf) this bird is sometimes seen here instead of in the hills. “A few birds reliably move into residential areas during the winter months” or after a snowstorm, Birds of Seattle and Puget Sound says about the Red-breasted Sapsucker. This bird is on a Deodar […]

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Merlin versus American Robin(s)

August 2nd, 2014 · 2 Comments

After the thunderstorms … an avian tableau. This young Merlin Sharp-shinned Hawk (right) is perched on a Douglas Fir high over Maple Leaf Life South. ———————————– Update: Simone texts from eastern Washington, where she is flying falcons to protect crops, that our Sharpie is in fact a Merlin, she believes. (Why? “Chunky body. Shorter tail […]

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Crow attacks and other neighborhood news of the past week

July 1st, 2014 · 12 Comments

We’ve got crime and stolen packages, feral cats and a found iPod – but first, the crows! Anyone trekking to the north entrance to Maple Leaf Reservoir Park will notice. A pair of crows with a nest at 12th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 89th Street are ardently defending their young – to the point of […]

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Garage sales being held here (or nearby)

June 6th, 2014 · No Comments

New feature: This time of year we often get requests to list garage sales, yard sales, etc. We’ve never had a good way to do this, so we created this page. The link will live on the right side of the Maple Leaf Life home page, just under “Birds of Maple Leaf Park” and Community […]

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