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"Vanport Wetlands and Force Lake, Portland, Oregon ... May 16 and 17, 2013"
The Trip:    Went to Vanport Wetlands on Thursday afternoon and Vanport Wetlands and Force Lake on Friday morning. Thursday was an overcast gray rainy day with occasional light-to-almost-stopping drizzle ... Friday was much better weather - patchy sun !!! ... we went to find a Cinnamon Teal for my Oregon photolist ... SUCCESS on Friday !!!! ... also had nice views however of the Marsh Wren and a Virginia Rail, and quite a few nice views of swallows sitting on the wires at Force Lake ...

Force Lake:    For more birds seen or photographed at Force Lake ... click here.
Vanport Wetlands:    For more birds seen or photographed at Vanport Wetlands ... 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 ... (in alphabetical order):
  1. American Coot ... (VPW)
  2. American Goldfinch ... (VPW)
  3. American Robin ... (FL, VPW)
  4. American Wigeon ... (VPW)
  5. Bald Eagle ... (VPW)
  6. Barn Swallow ... (FL, VPW)
  7. Black-capped Chickadee ... (VPW)
  8. Brewer's Blackbird ... (VPW)
  9. Canada Goose ... (FL, VPW)
  10.   Cedar Waxwing ... (VPW)
  11.   Cinnamon Teal ... (VPW)
  12.   Cliff Swallow ... (FL, VPW)
  13. Common Yellowthroat ... (VPW)
  14. European Starling ... (VPW)
  15. Gadwall ... (VPW)
  16. Great Blue Heron ... (FL, VPW)
  17. Green-winged Teal ... (VPW)
  18. Hummingbird (species) ... (VPW)
  19. Lesser Goldfinch ... (VPW)
  20. Mallard ... (FL, VPW)
  21.   Marsh Wren ... (VPW)
  22. Osprey ... (VPW)
  23. Pied-billed Grebe ... (FL)
  24.   Redhead ... (VPW)
  25.   Red-tailed Hawk ... (VPW)
  26.   Red-winged Blackbird ... (VPW)
  27. Ring-necked Duck ... (VPW)
  28.   Ruddy Duck ... (VPW)
  29. Song Sparrow ... (VPW)
  30. Spotted Sandpiper ... (VPW)
  31. Spotted Towhee ... (VPW)
  32.   Tree Swallow ... (FL, VPW)
  33.   Violet-green Swallow ... (FL, VPW)
  34.   Virginia Rail ... (VPW)
  35.   Western Tanager ... (VPW)
  36.   Western Wood-Pewee ... (VPW)
  37.   Wilson's Warbler ... (VPW)
  38. Yellow Warbler ... (VPW)
  39. Yellow-headed Blackbird ... (VPW)


 
Cedar Waxwing ... MORE Cedar Waxwing images

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Cedar Waxwing, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. On/off sunny morning. Image taken May 17, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Cliff Swallow ... MORE Cliff Swallow images

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Cliff Swallow, Force Lake (left) and Vanport Wetlands (right), Portland, Oregon. Left image taken May 17, 2013, on/off sunny morning. Right image taken May 16, 2013, gray and overcast drizzly day. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Cliff Swallow and Violet-green Swallow ... MORE Cliff Swallow images
MORE Violet-green Swallow images

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Cliff Swallow (left) and Violet-green Swallow (right), Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. On/off sunny morning. Image taken May 17, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Cinnamon Teal ... MORE Cinnamon Teal images

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Cinnamon Teal, male, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. On/off sunny morning. Image taken May 17, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Marsh Wren ... MORE Marsh Wren images

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Marsh Wren, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. Overcast rainy gray day. Image taken May 16, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Redhead ... MORE Redhead images

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Redhead, male, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. Overcast rainy gray day. Image taken May 16, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Red-tailed Hawk ... MORE Red-tailed Hawk images

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Red-tailed Hawk, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. On/off sunny morning. Image taken May 17, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Red-winged Blackbird ... MORE Red-winged Blackbird images

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Red-winged Blackbirds, male, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. On/off sunny morning. Image taken May 17, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Ruddy Duck ... MORE Ruddy Duck images

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Ruddy Duck, male, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. Overcast rainy gray day. Image taken May 16, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Ruddy Duck, male, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. Overcast rainy gray day. Image taken May 16, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Ruddy Duck, males, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. Overcast rainy gray day. Image taken May 16, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Tree Swallow ... MORE Tree Swallow images

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Tree Swallow, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. On/off sunny morning. Image taken May 17, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Violet-green Swallow ... MORE Violet-green Swallow images

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Violet-green Swallow, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. On/off sunny morning. Image taken May 17, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Violet-green Swallow, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. On/off sunny morning. Image taken May 17, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Violet-green Swallow, Force Lake, Portland, Oregon. On/off sunny morning. Image taken May 17, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Virginia Rail ... MORE Virginia Rail images

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Virginia Rail, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. On/off sunny morning. Image taken May 17, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Virginia Rail, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. On/off sunny morning. Image taken May 17, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Virginia Rail, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. On/off sunny morning. Image taken May 17, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


... more ... MORE Virginia Rail images

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Virginia Rail, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. Overcast rainy gray day. Image taken May 16, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Virginia Rail, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. Overcast rainy gray day. Image taken May 16, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Western Tanager ... "gray morph" ... MORE Western Tanager images

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Western Tanager, female, "gray morph", Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. On/off sunny morning. Image taken May 17, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Western Tanager, female, "gray morph", Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. On/off sunny morning. Image taken May 17, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Western Wood-Pewee ... MORE Western Wood-Pewee images

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Western Wood-Pewee, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. On/off sunny morning. Image taken May 17, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Wilson's Warbler ... MORE Wilson's Warbler images

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Wilson's Warbler, male, Vanport Wetlands, Portland, Oregon. On/off sunny morning. Image taken May 17, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.



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