Dawson Creek Park – Birds and More


I’ve recently re-located to the Greater Portland area and have set about exploring the myriad photography opportunities. Up today was the park at Dawson Creek business complex. And was it ever a blast! From what I can tell this idyllic little park is not an official city park, but rather part of the business complex environment. The Hillsboro Library is there and there are a couple of mid size ponds that are surrounded by a paved boardwalk. I was the only guy with camera, but there were others with dogs, walking shoes or bicycles. Nothing tricky about this, I just wandered the paths listening for and watching for some birds to photograph. It’s a very birdy spot with lots of them sining and flying around. There were a few ducks (Mallards, Buffleheads, Widgeon) and the ubiquitous Canada Goose. I saw a few warblers that were new to me and didn’t get an photo to sort out what it was. A few other passerines and of course Red-winged Blackbirds in the marshy parts of the pond…

I wish I could tell you that it took me hours of hard labor to make these images, but really I was only there for about an hour just sort of lazily strolling and shooting what ever was in range. I can image getting some great things with a bit more time. My only tip is that it does feel like a morning location.

Dawson Creek Park Map

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Dawson Creek Park Photography Gallery

Bufflehead photographed by Jeff Wendorff

Bufflehead

Male and Female Bufflehead photographed by Jeff Wendorff

Male and Female Bufflehead

American Wigeon photographed by Jeff Wendorff

American Wigeon

Female American Wigeon photographed by Jeff Wendorff

Female American Wigeon

Pink Azalea photographed by Jeff Wendorff

Pink Azalea

Mallard in flight photographed by Jeff Wendorff

Mallard in Flight

Mallard photographed by Jeff Wendorff

Mallard

Northern Flicker photographed by Jeff Wendorff

Northern Flicker

Pink Dogwood photographed by Jeff Wendorff

Pink Dogwood

Western Scrub-Jay photographed by Jeff Wendorff

Western Scrub-Jay

Western Scrub-Jay photographed by Jeff Wendorff

Western Scrub-Jay

Western Scrub-Jay photographed by Jeff Wendorff

Western Scrub-Jay

Audubon's Yellow-rumped Warbler photographed by Jeff Wendorff

Audubon’s Yellow-rumped Warbler

Photography Portfolio

These images from Dawson Creek as well as my entire photography portfolio is online. You can browse the hundreds of images, order prints or request a license for your particular use. You can visit the portfolio…HERE.

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