Magnificant Eagle on an Oak Island


Oak Island is located in the middle of Sturgeon Lake which is enclosed within Sauvie Island, about 15 crow-flying miles northwest of Portland.  A dirt road leads across a dike providing access to the trailhead.

A three-mile trail meanders around the northern perimeter of the Island. Before reaching the end of the Island, I spotted a bald eagle sitting on a huge old nest located in the top of a tall oak tree.

The eagle never left the nest so the photo opportunities were few. Soon both eagles will be working hard to find food for their young.

Continuing the hike, I spotted some early wildflowers and several varieties of song birds along the trail.  A nice day to be out in nature.

Bald Eagle on its Nest

Bald Eagle on its Nest

Mt. St. Helens across Sturgeon Lake

Mt. St. Helens across Sturgeon Lake

Camas Lily

Camas Lily

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Pine Siskin (thanks Steve for the ID help)

Vetch

Vetch

Bald Eagle guarding its nest

Bald Eagle guarding its nest

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2 comments

  1. Those are some magnificent shots of that bald eagle.

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