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Reporter's name: Nancy Oyler

Sighting Description: Townsend's Warbler at our feeder

Location: Galbreath and Elsica

Confirmation: Frances Wood confirmed the photo

Date and time: Jan 13, 2020 12:30pm

Comment submitted Jan 15, 2020



Reporter's name: Darwin Wile

Sighting Description: A significant percentage of the world brant population is hanging out at Deer Lagoon today. Also both goldeneyes and all three scoters.

Location: Useless Bay, just outside Deer Lagoon

Date and time: 1/6/20; 2:15 pm

Comment submitted Jan 6, 2020



Reporter's name: Patrick Kline

Sighting Description: Large rafts of waterfowl at Crockett Lake (150-200). Mainly comprised of Pintails and American Wigeons. Notable species include 11 Hooded Mergansers and 11 Common Mergansers.

Location: Crockett Lake

Date and time: 1520, 26Dec19

Comment submitted Dec 26, 2019



Reporter's name: RUTH SCRIVNER

Sighting Description: counting 154 trumpeter swans floating by on the open water of Dugualla bay

Location: Jones Road

Date and time: Dec. 25 2019

Comment submitted Dec 25, 2019



Reporter's name: Patrick Kline

Sighting Description: Update to include photo of Bewicks Wren.

Location: Pennington Loop, Coupeville

Date and time: 1320, 20Dec19

Photo Title: Bewicks Wren

Comment submitted Dec 20, 2019



Reporter's name: Patrick Kline

Sighting Description: Update to include photo of Orange Crowned Warbler.

Location: Pennington Loop, Coupeville

Date and time: 1300, 20Dec19

Photo Title: Orange Crowned Warbler

Comment submitted Dec 20, 2019



Reporter's name: Patrick Kline

Sighting Description: About 10 minutes after the Bewicks Wren left the suet feeder, an adult orange crowned warbler showed up and stayed at the suet feeder for about 4 minutes. Warbler was noted to actively be eating suet. A feeder first for me!

Location: Pennington Loop, Coupeville

Date and time: 1230, 20Dec19

Comment submitted Dec 20, 2019



Reporter's name: Patrick Kline

Sighting Description: Bewicks Wren visiting suet tree feeder on 3 occasions today. Easy ID with bold white supercillium and gray belly. Seems to favor "Super Suet" (contains insects)

Location: Pennington Loop, Coupeville

Date and time: 1220, 20Dec19

Comment submitted Dec 20, 2019



Reporter's name: Patrick Kline

Sighting Description: 13 adult and 2 juvenile trumpeter swans foraging in old corn maze field at Dugualla Farms.

Location: Dugualla Farms

Date and time: 14 December 2019, 1530

Photo Title: Trumpeter Swans

Comment submitted Dec 14, 2019



Reporter's name: Darwin C Wile

Sighting Description: trumpeter swan foraging among the multitude of ducks on the salt water side of the west dike

Location: Deer Lagoon

Date and time: 12/9/19; 3:10pm

Comment submitted Dec 9, 2019