Funny story to go along with this rare bird sighting. My girl and I were headed to Washington state from Vancouver where we were going spend a nice romantic weekend looking for a Whooper Swan. This bird had stuck for several months just north of Seattle and we were making the pilgrimage to find him. The day before we headed south, a rare bird alert came over from Dare to Bird saying we had a Whooper in Trout Lake! Of course we both saw the bird while it stopped for a day and a bit which meant a tad more quality time at the cabin and a little less roaming the countryside.