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"Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon ... April 26 and 27, 2011"
The Trip:    Zipped over the the Vanport Wetlands late afternoon of the 26th after hearing report of a Vermilion Flycatcher being there ... SUCCESS !!!!!!!! ... Returned then on the 27th for 3 hours but found no Flycatcher ... next storm front was comming in so decided to head home ... according to the experts, the Vermilion Flycatcher was only the 5th reported record of that bird in the State of Oregon.

Vanport Wetlands:    For more birds seen or photographed at Vanport Wetlands ... click here.

The Locale:    To see more birds 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 ... (in alphabetical order):
  1. American Coot ...
  2. American Robin ...
  3. Bald Eagle ...
  4. Barn Swallow ...
  5. Bufflehead ...
  6. Green-winged Teal ...
  7. Gull (species) ...
  8.   Mallard ...
  9.   Pied-billed Grebe ...
  10. Red-winged Blackbird ...
  11.   Ruddy Duck ...
  12. Scaup (species) ...
  13. Tree Swallow ...
  14.   Vermilion Flycatcher ...
  15. Violet-green Swallow ...
  16.   Yellow-headed Blackbird ...
  17. Yellow-rumped Warbler ...

April 26, 2011
Vermilion Flycatcher ... MORE Vermilion Flycatcher images

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Vermilion Flycatcher, male, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. Unusual bird to be seen in the Pacific Northwest. Image taken April 26, 2011.
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Enlarged 300% ... Vermilion Flycatcher, male, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. Unusual bird to be seen in the Pacific Northwest. Image taken April 26, 2011.



This particular bird was the 5th recorded Vermilion Flycatcher in the state of Oregon, and the first spring record.


April 27, 2011
Mallard ... MORE Mallard images

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Mallard, male, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. Overcast with occasional sun breaks. Image taken April 27, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Pied-billed Grebe ... MORE Pied-billed Grebe images

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Pied-billed Grebe, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. Overcast with occasional sun breaks. Image taken April 27, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Pied-billed Grebe, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. Overcast with occasional sun breaks. Image taken April 27, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Ruddy Duck ... MORE Ruddy Duck images

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Ruddy Duck, male, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. Overcast with occasional sun breaks. Image taken April 27, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Ruddy Duck, male, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. Overcast with occasional sun breaks. Image taken April 27, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Ruddy Duck, male, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. Overcast with occasional sun breaks. Image taken April 27, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Yellow-headed Blackbird ... MORE Yellow-headed Blackbird images

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Yellow-headed Blackbird, male, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. Overcast with occasional sun breaks. Image taken April 27, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Yellow-headed Blackbird, male, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. Overcast with occasional sun breaks. Image taken April 27, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.



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