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"Force Lake and Heron Lakes, Portland, Oregon ... January 5, 2017"
  (and Broughton Beach and the PDX fence line)
The Trip:    FREEZING COLD but first day without the brutal EAST WIND !!!! ... went out to Force Lake and the Heron Lakes Golf Course just to see what was there ... found some geese "skating" on the frozen Force Lake ... Heron Lakes were also frozen ... then headed out to the parking area at Broughton Beach to scan the Columbia.

Force Lake:    For more birds seen or photographed at Force Lake ... click here.
Heron Lakes:    For more birds seen or photographed at Heron Lakes ... click here.
Broughton Beach:    For more birds seen or photographed at Broughton Beach ... 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 or Heron Lakes ... (in alphabetical order):
  1.   American Crow ... (FL, HL)
  2. American Kestrel ... (PDX)
  3. Cackling Geese ... (HL)
  4. California Scrub-Jay ... (FL)
  5. Canada Geese ... (FL)
  6. Common Goldeneye ... (BB)
  7. Double-crested Cormorant ... (BB)
  8. Golden-crowned Sparrow ... (FL)
  9. Great Blue Heron ... (PDX)
  10. Gull (species) ... (HL)
  11. Horned Grebe ... (BB)
  12. Killdeer ... (BB, heard)
  13. Red-tailed Hawk ... (FL, PDX)
  14. Song Sparrow ... (FL)
  15.   Spotted Towhee ... (FL)
  16. Western Grebe ... (BB)


 
American Crow ... MORE American Crow images

Image, 2017, Heron Lakes, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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American Crow, Herons Lakes, Portland, Oregon. COLD and WINDY, with temps in the low 30s. Image taken January 5, 2017. Nikon P900.


Spotted Towhee ... MORE Spotted Towhee images

Image, 2017, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Spotted Towhee, male, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. COLD and WINDY, with temps in the low 30s. Image taken January 5, 2017. Nikon P900.



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January 2017