We saw seven snow buntings today at Lummi Dike, Washington - north of Bellingham near the Canadian border, 1-21-06. These cuties were pretty friendly, coming within a few yards a couple of times. A lifer bird for us! Later we saw dozens of ancient murrelets - another lifer for us - from a ferry on the run from Whidbey Island to Port Townsend. Amazing day - and the sun even came out!