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"Smith Lake and Force Lake, Portland, Oregon ... July 10, 2015"
The Trip:    Overcast summer day ... went out to Smith Lake to look for shorebirds ... lake is low on water and a big mudflat ... quite a few shorebirds (Leasts) way out ... also four swallows, American Pipits, and lots and lots of Starlings/Blackbirds ... stopped at Force Lake on the way home where we enjoyed two Green Herons.

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, heard, or photographed at Smith Lake and Force Lake ... (in alphabetical order):
  1. American Coot ... (FL)
  2. American Goldfinch ... (SL)
  3. American Pipit ... (SL)
  4. American Robin ... (SL)
  5. Barn Swallow ... (FL, SL)
  6. Belted Kingfisher ... (FL, heard)
  7. Canada Goose ... (FL, SL)
  8. Cedar Waxwing ... (SL)
  9. Cliff Swallow ... (SL)
  10. European Starling ... (SL)
  11.   Gadwall ... (FL)
  12. Great Blue Heron ... (FL, SL)
  13.   Great Egret ... (FL, SL)
  14.   Green Heron ... (FL)
  15. Gull (species) ... (SL)
  16. Killdeer ... (SL)
  17. Least Sandpiper ... (SL)
  18. Mallard ... (FL)
  19. Pied-billed Grebe ... (FL)
  20. Red-winged Blackbird ... (SL)
  21. Tree Swallow ... (SL)
  22. Violet-green Swallow ... (SL)
  23. Yellow Warbler ... (SL, heard)


 
Gadwall ... MORE Gadwall images

Image, 2015, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Gadwall family, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Overcast summer day. Image taken July 10, 2015. Nikon P600.


Great Egret ... MORE Great Egret images

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Great Egret, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Overcast summer day. Image taken July 10, 2015. Nikon P600.


Green Heron ... MORE Green Heron images

Image, 2015, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge Image, 2015, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Green Heron, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Overcast summer day. Image taken July 10, 2015. Nikon P600.
Image, 2015, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Green Heron, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. Overcast summer day. Image taken July 10, 2015. Nikon P600.



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