What’s Up Virginia?


Mid-February. A cool and partly cloudy day.  Time to return to Sauvie Island a few miles northwest of home.

I drove to the Virginia Lake Trailhead and did the easy 2 ½ mile loop twice. It’s an interesting hike that travels around marshy, wildlife-rich Virginia Lake. A side trail visits Multnomah Channel where anglers try their luck in the Columbia River backwater.

A blacktail doe was feeding near the Lake and a few Indian plums had white blossoms along the trail. And, many small birds of many species, ducks and geese entertained me too.

A fun afternoon indeed.

Blacktail Doe

Blacktail Doe

New growth on bushes below a large Oak tree

New growth on bushes below a large Oak tree

Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Fishermen on the Multnomah Channel after the elusive Spring Chinook Salmon

Fishermen on the Multnomah Channel after the elusive Spring Chinook Salmon

Duck

Pintail Drake

Virginia Lake

Virginia Lake

Multnomah Channel

Multnomah Channel

Indian Plum

Indian Plum

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2 comments

  1. Also here in Virginia…
    Just waiting for Spring to arrive!

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