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"Smith and Bybee Lakes, and Force Lake, Portland, Oregon ... November 4, 2012"
The Trips:    Overcast and gray afternoon ... went out to Smith Lake to look for the male Long-tailed Duck which had been spotted there yesterday ... SUCCESS !!! ... although he was a long ways off ... next to Bybee Lake to see if the Snowy Egret was there ... nope ... finally at nearly dusk went over to Force Lake to look for Bonaparte's Gulls ... there were two on the lake.

Smith and Bybee Lakes:    For more birds seen or photographed at Smith and Bybee Lakes ... click here.
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 or photographed at Smith, Bybee, and Force Lakes ... (in alphabetical order):
  1. American Coot ...
  2. American Robin ...
  3. American Wigeon ...
  4. Bald Eagle ...
  5. Black-capped Chickadee (heard) ...
  6.   Bonaparte's Gull ... (FL)
  7. Bufflehead ...
  8. Cackling Geese ...
  9. Canada Geese ...
  10. Common Merganser ...
  11. Great Blue Heron ...
  12. Great Egret ...
  13. Greater Yellowlegs ...
  14.   Long-tailed Duck ... (SBL)
  15. Mallard ...
  16. Northern Shoveler ...
  17. Pied-billed Grebe ...
  18. Ruddy Duck ...
  19. Song Sparrow ...

 
Bonaparte's Gull ... MORE Bonaparte's Gull images

Image, 2012, Force Lake, Oregon, click to enlarge Image, 2012, Force Lake, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Bonaparte's Gull, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Nearly dusk on an overcast and gray day. Image taken November 4, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4, ISO at 3200.


Long-tailed Duck ... MORE Long-tailed Duck images

Image, 2012, Smith Lake, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Long-tailed Duck, male, Smith Lake, Portland, Oregon. Overcast and gray day. Inset image enlarged 200%. Image taken November 4, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.



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