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"Force Lake and Heron Lakes, Portland, Oregon ... June 6, 15, and 19, 2016"
The Trip:    June 6:   Nice hot afternoon, with temps in the low 90s ... went to Force Lake to see if the Redheads had chicks yet ... not yet. Nice views of the Blue-winged Teal however.    June 15:   Nice warm summer day ... went to Force Lake to see if the Redheads had chicks yet ... not yet. Drove Heron Lakes Golf Course.    June 19:   Nice warm summer day ... STILL no Redhead chicks. Drove Heron Lakes Golf Course, but, being Father's Day, lots of people and no birds. Had a new Force Lake bird however - the American White Pelican !!! ... a flock of around 30 flew over the lake.

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.

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 White Pelican ... (FL)
  3. Barn Swallow ... (FL)
  4.   Blue-winged Teal ... (FL)
  5. Canada Geese ... (FL)
  6. Cinnamon Teal ... (FL)
  7. Cliff Swallow ... (FL)
  8. Common Yellowthroat ... (heard, both)
  9. Gadwall ... (FL)
  10. Great Blue Heron ... (FL, HL)
  11. Mallard ... (FL)
  12. Marsh Wren ... (heard, FL)
  13. Pied-billed Grebe ... (FL)
  14. Red-winged Blackbird ... (FL, HL)
  15. Redhead ... (FL)
  16.   Ruddy Duck ... (FL)
  17. Song Sparrow ... (FL)
  18. Tree Swallow ... (FL)
  19. Violet-green Swallow ... (FL)


 
Blue-winged Teal ... MORE Blue-winged Teal images

Image, 2016, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Blue-winged Teal, male, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Nice summer day. Image taken June 6, 2016. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.
Image, 2016, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Blue-winged Teal, male, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Nice summer day. Image taken June 6, 2016. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.
Image, 2016, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Blue-winged Teal, male, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Nice summer day. Image taken June 6, 2016. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.


Ruddy Duck ... MORE Ruddy Duck images

Image, 2016, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Ruddy Duck, male, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Nice summer day. Image taken June 6, 2016. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.
Image, 2016, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Ruddy Duck, female, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Nice summer day. Image taken June 6, 2016. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.
Image, 2016, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Ruddy Duck, male, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Nice summer day. Image taken June 6, 2016. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.
Image, 2016, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Ruddy Duck, male, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Nice summer day. Image taken June 6, 2016. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.



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