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"Force Lake, Portland, Oregon ... September 13, 21, and 30, and October 2, 2017"
The Trips:    September 13:    Gorgeous summer day ... went to see if any shorebirds were around ... had four Least Sandpipers, at least five Greater Yellowlegs, and one Wilson's Snipe. ...

September 21:    Nice afternoon after a few days of rain ... went out to Force Lake to look for the Long-billed Dowitchers which had been seen there ... SUCCESS !!! ... found also one Lesser Yellowlegs (among 30-40 Greaters) and two Ring-neck Ducks snoozing ... THREE NEW Force Lake BIRDS !!! ...

September 30:    Nice fall morning with rain coming in ... went out to Force Lake to look for the Sharp-tailed Sandpiper found there yesterday ... SUCCESS !!! ... plus two Pectoral Sandpipers (photographed) and an Anna's Hummingbird (heard), for a total of three more NEW FORCE LAKE BIRDS !!! ... The Sharp-tailed Sandpiper was an Oregon State FIRST !!!.

October 2:    Gorgeous morning ... went back to Force Lake to look at the Sharp-tailed Sandpiper again ... no luck as he never showed.

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,
September 13:
  1. American Crow ...
  2. Barn Swallow ...
  3. Canada Geese ...
  4. Gadwall ...
  5. Great Blue Heron ...
  6. Great Egret ...
  7. Greater Yellowlegs ...
  8.   Green Heron ...
  9. Green-winged Teal ...
  10. Mallard ...
  11. Pied-billed Grebe ...
  12. Red-tailed Hawk ...
  13.   Wilson's Snipe ...

Birds seen, heard, or photographed,
September 21:

  1. American Goldfinch ...
  2. American Wigeon ...
  3. Barn Swallow ...
  4. Canada Geese ...
  5. Cinnamon Teal ...
  6. Gadwall ...
  7. Great Blue Heron ...
  8. Great Egret ...
  9. Greater Yellowlegs ...
  10. Green Heron ...
  11. Green-winged Teal ...
  12.   Lesser Yellowlegs ...
  13. Long-billed Dowitcher ...
  14. Mallard ...
  15. Northern Shoveler ...
  16. Pied-billed Grebe ...
  17. Ring-necked Duck ...
Birds photographed,
September 30:

  1.   Long-billed Dowitcher ...
  2.   Pectoral Sandpiper ...
  3.   Sharp-tailed Sandpiper ...

and a couple of other "notables":

  1. Anna's Hummingbird ... (heard)
  2. Least Sandpipers ... (seen)

Birds photographed,
October 2:

  1. Great Blue Heron ...
  2. Green-winged Teal ...
  3. Long-billed Dowitcher ...
  4. Mallard ...
  5. Northern Pintail ...
  6.   Ring-necked Duck ...


 
Green Heron ... MORE Green Heron images

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Green Heron, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken September 13, 2017. Nikon P900.


Lesser Yellowlegs ... MORE Lesser Yellowlegs images

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Lesser Yellowlegs, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. (DIGISCOPED). Image taken September 21, 2017. Nikon S9700.


Long-billed Dowitchers ... MORE Long-billed Dowitcher images

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Long-billed Dowitchers, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken September 30, 2017. Nikon P900.
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Long-billed Dowitchers, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. (DIGISCOPED). Image taken September 30, 2017. Nikon S9700.


Pectoral Sandpiper and Long-billed Dowitchers ... MORE Pectoral Sandpiper images
MORE Long-billed Dowitcher images

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Pectoral Sandpiper with Long-billed Dowitchers, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. (left image DIGISCOPED). Image taken September 30, 2017. Left image Nikon S9700. Right image Nikon P900.


Ring-necked Duck ... MORE Ring-necked Duck images

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Ring-necked Duck, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. (DIGISCOPED). Image taken October 2, 2017. Nikon S9700.


Sharp-tailed Sandpiper and Long-billed Dowitchers ... MORE Sharp-tailed Sandpiper images
MORE Long-billed Dowitcher images

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Sharp-tailed Sandpiper with Long-billed Dowitchers, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Image taken September 30, 2017. Nikon P900.
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Sharp-tailed Sandpiper with Long-billed Dowitchers, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. (DIGISCOPED). Image taken September 30, 2017. Nikon S9700.
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Sharp-tailed Sandpiper with Long-billed Dowitchers, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. (left image DIGISCOPED). Image taken September 30, 2017. Left image Nikon S9700. Right image Nikon P900.


... "Where's Waldo ???" ...

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"Where's Waldo ???" ... Sharp-tailed Sandpiper with Long-billed Dowitchers, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. (DIGISCOPED). Image taken September 30, 2017. Nikon S9700.


Wilson's Snipe ... MORE Wilson's Snipe images

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Wilson's Snipe, with Greater Yellowlegs and Duck (left), Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. (left image DIGISCOPED). Image taken September 13, 2017. Left image Nikon S9700. Right image Nikon P900.



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