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"Columbia River near PDX, Oregon ... April 8 and 9, 2013"
The Trip:    Overcast and gray but mostly dry days (a bit of drizzle) ... explored between 122nd and 158th looking for the Tufted Duck or the Eared Grebe (in breeding plumage) which had been spotted there right next to the shoreline ... success on the second day on the Tufted Duck ...

The Locale:    To see more birds photographed along the Oregon stretch of the Columbia River from Interstate 5 to just east of Interstate 205 ... click here.


Birds seen or photographed ... (in alphabetical order):
  1. American Crow ...
  2. American Kestrel ...
  3. Bufflehead ...
  4. Common Loon ...
  5. Common Merganser ...
  6. Double-crested Cormorant ...
  7. Great Blue Heron ...
  8. Gull (species) ...
  9.   Lesser Scaup ...
  10. Mallard ...
  11.   Northern Rough-winged Swallow ...
  12.   Tufted Duck ...

 
Lesser Scaup ... with Smelt ... MORE Lesser Scaup images

Image, 2013, Columbia River, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge Image, 2013, Columbia River, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Lesser Scaup, female, with Pacific Smelt, Columbia River near Portland International Airport. Weather was gray and overcast. Image taken April 9, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
Image, 2013, Columbia River, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Lesser Scaup, female, with Pacific Smelt, Columbia River near Portland International Airport. Weather was gray and overcast. Image taken April 9, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Northern Rough-winged Swallow ... MORE Northern Rough-winged Swallow images

Image, 2013, Columbia River, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Columbia River near Portland International Airport. Weather was gray and overcast. Image taken April 9, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Tufted Duck ... MORE Tufted Duck images

Image, 2013, Columbia River, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Tufted Duck, male, Columbia River near Portland International Airport. Weather was gray and overcast. Image taken April 9, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
Image, 2013, Columbia River, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Tufted Duck, male, Columbia River near Portland International Airport. Weather was gray and overcast. Image taken April 9, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
Image, 2013, Columbia River, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Tufted Duck, male, Columbia River near Portland International Airport. Weather was gray and overcast. Image taken April 9, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
Image, 2013, Columbia River, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Tufted Duck, male, Columbia River near Portland International Airport. Weather was gray and overcast. Image taken April 9, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.



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