Crow Murder in Volunteer Park

Where ever I go I find crow families in Seattle.  Saturday was no exception when I went to an estate sale on Capital Hill near Volunteer Park.  Once I got my number at the sale, I walked the few blocks to the park.

This is one of the oldest parks in Seattle.  It was bought in 1876 and originally used as a cemetery.  Then about 1887 the graves were moved and a park started to form up.  In 1901 a water reservoir was built to provide the growing city water and in 1906 a water tower was added.  As a little girl we went to this park to visit the Seattle Art Museum, the glass conservatory (which reminds me of the Crystal Palace at the London Great Exhibition of 1851) and climb up the stairs to see the view on top of the water tower.

Water Tower built in 1906 - Seattle Volunteer Park
Water Tower built in 1906 – Seattle Volunteer Park
Some of the 107 stairs to the viewing area on top of the Water Tower
Some of the 107 stairs to the viewing area on top of the Water Tower

My adventure took me right to the water tower and how could I not climb up the stairs to enjoy the view while I wasted time.   There I first saw the local crow murder in a popular tree.

View from the Water Tower includes the Crow Murder
View from the Water Tower includes the Crow Murder

From another angle I captured the iconic Seattle Space Needle.  As you know I am enamored by Worlds Fairs and I couldn’t resist taking a picture of it through the grills.

Space Needle from Volunteer Water Tower
Space Needle from Volunteer Water Tower

After leaving the water tower I walked down to the reservoir and there the crows were basking on the edge and a few of them even bathing in the water.  Enjoy the still photos and small video I took of them frolicking where the humans cannot go.

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