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Reporter's name: Dave Parent

Sighting Description: The Redpoll show continues! A flock of 60+ in the alders and flying away in a flock

Location: Greenbrier Ln, Langley

Date and time: February 18, 11am

Above comment submitted Feb 18, 2018

Reporter's name: Steve Ellis

Sighting Description: A flock of 40+ Common Redpolls were in the alders in our yard and along the road. They were eating seeds from the alder cones.

Location: Coupeville, heading west along Parker Road

Date and time: 2/15/2018 7:30am

Above comment submitted Feb 15, 2018

Reporter's name: Dave Parent

Sighting Description: Rock Wren seen very clearly bouncing and tail flicking characteristic of the species.

Location: 100 yards east of Double Bluff Point (the navigation light point) working the sand cliffs and passing in and out of small caves. Itís a long walk from the public access.

Date and time: 2/11/18 1pm

Above comment submitted Feb 11, 2018

Reporter's name: Darwin Wile

Sighting Description: apparent yellow-shafted flicker, female (no black malar), red nape crescent.

Location: west dike of Deer Lagoon, west side of entry path in large solitary dead tree just before upgrade to dike.

Date and time: 2/9/18, 2:30pm

Above comment submitted Feb 9, 2018

Reporter's name: Tony Zoars

Sighting Description: Large flock of common redpolls in alders and on ground checking mulch for insects. Flock contained about 20 common redpolls plus chestnut backed chickadees

Location: Langley behind Creekside Terrace

Date and time: 2/7/17 about 1 PM

Above comment submitted Feb 8, 2018

Reporter's name: Darwin Wile

Sighting Description: a solitary redhead; mentioned because checklist specifies "Rare" in winter.

Location: Deer Lagoon, near east dike

Date and time: 3:30 pm, 1/30/18

Above comment submitted Jan 30, 2018

Reporter's name: Vincent Hagel

Sighting Description: Pair of male Eurasian Wigeons spotted first, then at least two females. Very low light morning, seen among a couple hundred Pintails, about fifty American Wigeons, several Bufflehead, and a pair of Great Scaup, as well as a few mallards. They were pretty skittish. I was in my "Car Blind". I've seen a few over the years, but never two males at the same time, and never females so clearly.

Location: Swan Lake, Whidbey Island, from the road on the west side of the lake.

Date and time: Jan. 25, 2017, 10:30 a.m.

Above comment submitted Jan 25, 2018

Reporter's name: Connie Bickerton

Sighting Description: 7 Ruddy Ducks. Ebird said they were unusual. Photos will be added to ebird this evening.

Location: Crockett Lake

Date and time: 1/20/18 8:45am

Above comment submitted Jan 20, 2018

Reporter's name: Brian Kenney

Sighting Description: Immature Northern Shrike, Deer Lagoon, perching and hunting from bare trees in marsh just before reaching the dike on the footpath.

Location: Deer Lagoon - footpath a bit before reaching the lagoon proper.

Date and time: Jan 13, 2017, around 2 p.m. Sorry for late posting, new to this website.

Above comment submitted Jan 14, 2018

Reporter's name: Rob and Traci York

Sighting Description: Male American Goldfinch

Location: Broadway Street Coupeville

Confirmation: Spotted a male American Goldfinch eating off of Purple Cone Flower seed heads. He was in very pale male plumage, but clearly able to identify.

Date and time: 1/14/18 8am

Above comment submitted Jan 14, 2018

Reporter's name: Carlos Andersen

Sighting Description: Two Rough-legged Hawks at Crockett Lake.

Location: Crockett Lake, east end.

Date and time: 12/20/2017, 1130

Above comment submitted Dec 20, 2017

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