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Unhappy crow

Photo of the Day: Crow Bar

Reader Jeff Dalton had the quick instincts to snap this photo today, April 16, at Pritchard Park of a crow dive bombing an eagle perched atop a tree. This behavior, known as “mobbing,” is designed to protect nested young from predation, either by annoying the predator until it leaves or by distracting it so it can’t find nests…

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Horned lion

Photo of the Day: Startling Horned Lion at Grand Forest

If you happen to see it and are not expecting it, you’ll surely get a jolt of adrenaline. The furry creature, a sort of humanoid, life-sized horned lion in a cape and what seems to be a blue union suit, is standing in the woods right off the entrance to Grand Forest East, on Mandus…

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coppertop osprey mating at Sakai

Coppertop Osprey Relocate from Cell Tower to Sakai Platform (+ PG-13 Photos)

Remember the “Coppertop osprey”? Historically they nested each spring on the cell tower at the edge of the Coppertop commercial center. To deter the birds, the cell company began removing their nest after breeding season. Last year an excluder device installed on the tower made things even more challenging for the birds. For weeks they risked injury…

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sapsucker woodpecker pecking metal gutter

Sound of the Week: My Woodpecker Is a Loud Genius

This male red-breasted sapsucker, a type of woodpecker fairly common in the Pacific Northwest, has apparently chosen an unusual way to attract a mate. When he is not feeding at trees or calling, he has taken to pounding at the gutter on my house, greatly amplifying the rapping sound of his pecking. Indeed, this is just…

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heron striking in water

Photos of the Day: Mama Don’t Miss

This Great Blue Heron in Eagle Harbor took her time and was rewarded with a fresh fish. She’ll need to fatten up quickly to have the energy to care for her soon-to-hatch brood in Winslow’s Lovell Avenue heronry, a colony that established itself a few years ago. Females typically lay 2-6 eggs, and both mom and dad work…

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battle point park playground pond by marilynn gottlieb

Photo of the Day: Look Ma, No Shoes!

Yesterday’s record-breaking deluge created yet another seasonal “lake” at Battle Point Park, this one next to the main playground. When the sun burned through the clouds this afternoon, kids with spring fever declared carpe diem! Thank you Bainbridge-based photographer Marilynn Gottlieb for sharing this happy scene.

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sea lions kissing

Photos of the Day: The Kiss

It’s that time of year: Love is in the air—and sea. Thank you nature photographer Jay Wiggs for sharing this shot of sea lions kissing, along with a lovely panoramic view, taken yesterday off the Olympic Peninsula coast. With scenery like this, no wonder they’re feeling romantic.                …

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container ship off Bainbridge spit by Diane Walker

Photos of the Day: Behemoths off the Sandspit

This is the view from the Sandspit on northeast Bainbridge Island of the container ships currently parked offshore. Thank you to Diane Walker for these striking photos that give a perspective of just how massive these ships are. The one closest to shore, the Herma P, is 885 feet long and 102 feet wide. Its…

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ferry at sunrise by Pete Saloutos

Photo of the Day: Sunrise on the Sound

Views like this make early morning commuting a little easier to take. How sweet it is. Thanks to Bainbridge-based roving photographer Pete Saloutos for sharing this shot taken today. We love your stuff, but get some sleep already man!  

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cricket

Photo of the Day: Cricket at Battle Point

Early this evening, around 5, numerous families from Seattle gathered at the Battle Point soccer fields to play a friendly game of pickup cricket. One of the visitors explained that they didn’t have any bases, so they were foregoing the running part and just focusing on the batting and fielding. She said the game is…

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seattle skyline with 12 lit up

Photos of the Day: Showing the Love for the Home Team

Bainbridge-based photographer Pete Saloutos snapped this shot of the Seattle skyline early at sunrise. And here at home the gals at Bainbridge Self-Storage, Janice Danielson and Isabelle Cobb, are displaying their usual humor for their Hawks. Thanks for sharing, Pete and Janice! Go Seahawks!                          …

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city staff seahawks fans

Photos of the Day: City Staff Turns Blue and Green

Bainbridge Island City staffers showed the love today for their Seahawks. Clad in blue and green and flying 12th man flags, everyone got in on the action in a show of solidarity in advance of this weekend’s Seahawks playoff game against the Green Bay Packers. Both teams go into the postseason sporting a 13-4 record,…

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uss nimitz with cormorants

Photo Series: Nuclear-Powered USS Nimitz Sails by Fort Ward Cormorants

Thank you to photographer Jay Wiggs for sharing these striking shots of cormorants sitting on pilings at Fort Ward Park while the Bremerton-based nuclear-powered USS Nimitz sailed past. The ship was headed to its home port today, January 13, 2015, escorted by the 87-foot Coast Guard Cutters Osprey and Swordfish.            …

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sunset pond by paul brians

Sun in January on Bainbridge: A Photo Log

by Paul Brians Over in Eastern Washington where we used to live, we were warned that when we moved west we would have to endure endless stretches of days without sunshine. The fact that clear days aren’t common here in the winter makes their appearance all the more welcome. I’ve been documenting the sunny weather…

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Trees for recycling by Sarah Lane

Photos of the Day: More Than 1,000 Christmas Trees

Dave McVay is the Committee Chair of Boy Scout Troop 1564’s annual tree recycling program. This afternoon, January 11, he was at Battle Point Park making a drop off of a trailer full of trees collected yesterday. McVay said they had over 900 pickup reservations this year but many people had more than one tree…

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fog at dusk by Marilynn Gottlieb

Photo-Poem of the Day for the Three People Not at the Seahawks Game

Thank you to award-winning photographer Marilynn Gottlieb for sharing this shot of a January evening on Bainbridge Island. Marilynn’s photos are picturesque, but they also often tell a story. This photo “Ground Fog at Dusk” invites the viewer in to wonder who is home and what they might be doing or even thinking and feeling….

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Lifeguard training

Photo of the Day: Aquatic Center Lifeguards Hone Their Skills

Today, December 20, Bainbridge Island Aquatic Center lifeguards got some refresher training in using the backboard for pool rescues. They took turns playing the victim in various scenarios involving different locations in the pool, including the access ramp and the frog slide. The lifeguards practiced turning victims onto their backs and then leading their fellow…

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boat parade 2014

Photo of the Week: Boat Parade of Lights 2014

The annual Boat Parade of Lights illuminated Eagle Harbor’s Wharf Marina last Saturday night, with landlubbing carolers and officers from the Bainbridge Island Police Department (BIPD) enjoying ‘smores and hot chocolate as they awaited the finale: the Argosy Holiday ship choir performance. Thank you to Laurie Isenman for sharing her photograph of the 2014 Boat Parade, which…

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sunny shore by joe michael

Photo of the Day: Calm After the Storm

How sweet it is to see the sun and get outside in the fine weather that followed a tempestuous week. Thanks Joe Michael for sharing this lovely shot of our serene Island paradise. Do you recognize this view on the northeast side of Bainbridge?

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fallen tree by Rene Hackl

Photo and Poems of the Day: Near Miss at Courthouse, Mouse, & ‘Disaster’

As we seek to control our circumstances with greater and greater exactitude and tell ourselves most days that we are immune to nature’s caprices, Robert Burns’s words from his 1785 poem “To A Mouse, On Turning Her Up In Her Nest With The Plough” still resonate: “The best laid plans of mice and men /…

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