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.