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Tualatin River Wildlife Refuge 2017 — Album Description
Photos in Album: 37 Album Created: 27 Jan 2017 Last Updated: 30 Jan 2017
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In the middle of my McMenamins Port­land southwest suburbs pub crawl, I took a de­tour to visit the Tualatin River Na­tion­al Wild­life Refuge along Oregon Route 99W near Sherwood.

For about an hour and a half I hiked ap­prox­i­mate­ly two miles of winter trails at the Ref­uge. Along the way I saw lots of ducks and Canada geese, a couple of great blue herons and bald eagles, and an American coot, as well as some fellow human visitors.

Most of the Refuge is closed between Oc­to­ber 1 and April 30 in order to “protect” the wildlife, which makes it quite difficult to fully appreciate the Refuge. There is only a single one-mile trail that is open all year long. Despite the re­stric­tions, I very much enjoyed the little bit of the Refuge that I was allowed to experience.

During my 90-minute visit I took a total of 112 photos. The best 37, including a handful of cropped close-ups as well as a 13-image, 180° panorama, are presented in this album.
For further details about the story behind the photos in this al­bum, see the related article, Tu­alatin Riv­er Na­tion­al Wildlife Refuge.
The photos in this album were taken with the  Olympus OM-D E-M5  camera.
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