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"Force Lake, Portland, Oregon ... August 10, 13, and 21, 2015"
The Trip:    August 10:   Nice warm summer morning ... went to Force Lake to look for Sandpipers ... lots there but they never stayed still long enough to get good looks ... but did pick up FOUR new Force Lake birds ...    August 13:   Another warm summer day ... went back to Force Lake to look for Sandpipers ... they actually stayed on the mud a bit longer ... yea !!! ... and found the SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER !!!!!!!! ... not only a new Force Lake bird but also an "Oregon first" !!! ... a total of TWO new Force Lake birds ...    August 21:   Warm summer day ... went to Force Lake to look for the Semipalmated Plovers which had been spotted there ... SUCCESS !!! ... a NEW Force Lake bird !!! ... plus SEVEN other new Force Lake birds ... unfortunately, also counted over 70 dead Carp ... the water level is low and perhaps too warm and low on oxygen ???.

Force Lake:    For more birds seen or photographed at Force Lake ... 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 at Force Lake during August 2015 ... (in alphabetical order):
  1.   American Crow ...
  2. Barn Swallow ...
  3. Brewer's Blackbird ...
  4.   California Quail ...
  5. Common Yellowthroat ...
  6. European Starling ...
  7. Gadwall ...
  8.   Great Blue Heron ...
  9.   Great Egret ...
  10.   Green Heron ...
  11. Killdeer ...
  12.   Least Sandpiper ...
  13. Mallard ...
  14. Northern Flicker ...
  15.   Osprey ...
  16. Peregrine Falcon ...
  17. Pied-billed Grebe ...
  18. Red-tailed Hawk ...
  19.   Semipalmated Plover ...
  20.   Semipalmated Sandpiper ...
  21. Song Sparrow ...
  22.   Spotted Sandpiper ...
  23. Violet-green Swallow ...
  24.   Western Sandpiper ...
  25.   Western Scrub-Jay ...
  26. Virginia Rail ...

NEW Force Lake birds:
  • August 10th
    1. Brewer's Blackbird ...
    2. Least Sandpiper ...
    3. Osprey ...
    4. Western Sandpiper ...

  • August 13th
    1. Semipalmated Sandpiper ...
    2. Western Scrub-Jay ...

  • August 21st
    1. California Quail ...
    2. Common Yellowthroat ...
    3. European Starling ...
    4. Killdeer ...
    5. Peregrine Falcon ...
    6. Semipalmated Plover ...
    7. Spotted Sandpiper ...
    8. Virginia Rail ...


 
American Crow ... MORE American Crow images

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American Crow, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken August 21, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.


Great Blue Heron ... MORE Great Blue Heron images

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Great Blue Heron, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. (DIGISCOPED). Image taken August 13, 2015. Canon G9.


California Quail ... MORE California Quail images

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California Quail, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. (DIGISCOPED). Image taken August 21, 2015. Canon G9.


Great Egret ... MORE Great Egret images

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Great Egret, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken August 21, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.


Green Heron ... MORE Green Heron images

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Green Heron, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken August 21, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.


Least Sandpiper ... MORE Least Sandpiper images

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Least Sandpiper, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken August 10, 2015. Left image Nikon P600. Right image Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.


Osprey ... MORE Osprey images

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Osprey, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. (DIGISCOPED). Image taken August 10, 2015. Canon G9.


Semipalmated Plover ... MORE Semipalmated Plover images

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Semipalmated Plover, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. (DIGISCOPED). Image taken August 21, 2015. Canon G9.


Semipalmated and Western Sandpipers ... MORE Semipalmated Sandpiper images
MORE Western Sandpiper images

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Western Sandpiper (left) and Semipalmated Sandpiper (right), Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken August 13, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.
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Western Sandpiper (back) and Semipalmated Sandpiper (front), Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken August 13, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.
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Semipalmated Sandpiper (front) and Western Sandpiper (back), Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken August 13, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.


Spotted Sandpiper ... MORE Spotted Sandpiper images

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Spotted Sandpiper, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. (DIGISCOPED). Image taken August 21, 2015. Canon G9.


Western Scrub-Jay ... MORE Western Scrub-Jay images

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Western Scrub-Jay, youngster, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken August 13, 2015. Canon G9.



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