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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

Reporter's name: Jann Ledbetter

Sighting Description: Great Egret - Beautiful big white Egret which stood out even though it was on the other side of the lake!

Location: Crockett Lake, Coupeville

Date and time: November 28, 7 a.m.

Photo Title: Great Egret

Comment submitted Nov 29, 2019

Reporter's name: Jay Adams

Sighting Description: Western Willet, seen feeding with six Greater Yellowlegs and a Dunlin.

Location: Grasser's Lagoon, Penn Cove as seen from the end of Madrona Way.

Confirmation: A Willet has been regularly present either at this location or at Crockett Lake since the second week of October.

Date and time: November 27, 2019 at 10:15 a.m.

Comment submitted Nov 27, 2019

Reporter's name: George Heleker

Sighting Description: Leucistic Dark-eyed Junco on ground with 21 other Juncos

Location: Deer Lagoon trailhead

Date and time: 11/22/2019 9:35 a.m.

Photo Title: Deer Lagoon Leucistic Dark-eyed Junco

Comment submitted Nov 22, 2019

Reporter's name: Nancy Van Wormer

Sighting Description: As I walked along the east side of Shore Avenue I saw a beautiful Rough-legged Hawk hovering and exploring the marshes below. It flew over the lagoon and was simply a magnificent sight.

Location: Deer Lagoon

Date and time: 11/21/19 11:00 A.M.

Comment submitted Nov 22, 2019

Reporter's name: Cathy Donckers

Sighting Description: Large Golden Eagle, first time I have spotted him this fall/winter season. I usually see it around March for the past 3-4 years.

Location: Roof top, last house on the Deer Lagoon side of Shore Avenue. Freeland WA

Confirmation: Too far away to take a picture, but with binoculars, easy to see it is a Golden and not a Bald, also, not a molting Bald, definitely a deep brown color all over with some slight scattering of lighter colored feathers.

Date and time: 11-21-19 10:20 a.m.

Comment submitted Nov 21, 2019

Reporter's name: George Heleker

Sighting Description: Partially leucistic Dark-eyed Junco. Saw several times during the morning hours. Had a large patch of white on both sides of head and a smaller white patch on right side of crown.

Location: Our home, 2 miles southwest of the Clinton ferry dock

Date and time: 11/6/19-During morning hours

Photo Title: Partially leucistic Dark-eyed Junco

Comment submitted Nov 8, 2019

Reporter's name: Albert Rose

Sighting Description: Willet - I was attracted to a large flock of Yellowlegs while passing Crockett Lake. This Willet was among the mix.

Location: Crockett Lake

Date and time: November 2, 2019 about 10:00 AM

Photo Title: Willet

Comment submitted Nov 1, 2019