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"Force Lake, Heron Lakes, and Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon ... December 17 and 18, 2014"
The Trip:    December 17:   Overcast winter day ... went to see if I could find the Glaucous Gull and the Franklin's Gull seen in the area over the past couple of days ... SUCCESS on the Franklin's Gull !!! ... December 18:   Rainy winter morning ... went back to see if we could find the Glaucous Gull ... SUCCESS at Vanport Wetlands !!!!!!!!!!

Force Lake:    For more birds seen or photographed at Force Lake ... click here.
Heron Lakes:    For more birds seen or photographed at the Heron Lakes Golf Course ... click here.
Vanport Wetlands:    For more birds seen or photographed at Vanport Wetlands ... click here.

The Locale:    For more birds seen or photographed in the lakes and wetlands in the North Portland area, west of Interstate 5 and bordered by the Columbia River to the north and the Columbia Slough to the south, including Smith and Bybee Lakes, Force Lake, Herons Lakes, and the Vanport Wetlands ... click here.


Birds seen, heard, or photographed ... (in alphabetical order):
  1. American Coot ... (FL, HL)
  2. American Crow ... (FL, HL)
  3. American Wigeon ... (VPW)
  4.   Bald Eagle ... (FL, VPW)
  5. Black-capped Chickadee ... (VPW)
  6. Bufflehead ... (VPW)
  7.   Cackling Geese ... (FL, HL, VPW)
  8. Canada Geese ... (FL, VPW)
  9. Double-crested Cormorant ... (FL)
  10.   Franklin's Gull ... (HL)
  11. Gadwall ... (VPW)
  12.   Glaucous Gull ... (VPW)
  13. Glaucous-winged Gull ... (HL)
  14. Great Blue Heron ... (FL)
  15.   Great Egret ... (FL, HL)
  16.   Green-winged Teal ... (VPW)
  17. Hooded Merganser ... (FL)
  18. Lesser Scaup ... (VPW)
  19. Mallard ... (FL, HL, VPW)
  20. Mew Gull ... (HL)
  21. Northern Pintail ... (VPW)
  22.   Northern Shoveler ... (HL, VPW)
  23. Pied-billed Grebe ... (FL, VPW)
  24.   Pileated Woodpecker ... (FL)
  25. Red-tailed Hawk ... (FL)
  26. Red-winged Blackbird ... (FL, HL, VPW)
  27. Ruddy Duck ... (VPW)
  28. Song Sparrow ... (HL, VPW)
  29. Western Scrub-Jay ... (VPW)


 
Bald Eagle ... MORE Bald Eagle images

Image, 2014, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Bald Eagle, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Overcast, cold, with drizzle. Image taken December 17, 2014. Canon SX50.


Cackling Geese ... MORE Geese images

Image, 2014, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Cackling Geese, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Overcast, cold, with drizzle. Image taken December 17, 2014. Canon SX50.


Franklin's Gull ... MORE Franklin's Gull images

Image, 2014, Heron Lakes, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Franklin's Gull, Heron Lakes, Portland, Oregon. Overcast, cold, with drizzle. Image taken December 17, 2014. Panasonic Lumix G5, 200z.
Image, 2014, Heron Lakes, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Franklin's Gull, Heron Lakes, Portland, Oregon. Overcast, cold, with drizzle. Image taken December 17, 2014. Panasonic Lumix G5, 200z.


Glaucous Gull ... MORE Glaucous Gull images

Image, 2014, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge Image, 2014, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Glaucous Gull, Portland, Oregon. Overcast, cold, with rain. Image taken December 18, 2014. Canon SX50.
Image, 2014, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge Image, 2014, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Glaucous Gull, Portland, Oregon. Overcast, cold, with rain. Image taken December 18, 2014. Canon SX50.


... Gutsy Glaucous Gull ... MORE Glaucous Gull images

Image, 2014, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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"Gutsy Glaucous Gull", Portland, Oregon. Overcast, cold, with rain. Image taken December 18, 2014. Canon SX50.


Great Egret ... MORE Great Egret images

Image, 2014, Heron Lakes, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Great Egret, Heron Lakes, Portland, Oregon. Overcast, cold, with rain. Image taken December 17, 2014. Panasonic Lumix G5, 200z.


Green-winged Teal ... MORE Green-winged Teal images

Image, 2014, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Green-winged Teal, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. Overcast, cold, with drizzle. Image taken December 17, 2014. Canon SX50.


Northern Shoveler ... MORE Northern Shoveler images

Image, 2014, Heron Lakes, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Northern Shoveler, male, Heron Lakes, Portland, Oregon. Overcast, cold, with rain. Image taken December 17, 2014. Panasonic Lumix G5, 200z.


Pileated Woodpecker ... MORE Pileated Woodpecker images

Image, 2014, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Pileated Woodpecker, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Overcast, cold, with rain. Image taken December 17, 2014. Panasonic Lumix G5, 200z.



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