A Happy Tanager


I returned to Oak Island on a nice afternoon for a chance to stretch my legs. It’s 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. I again spotted a bald eagle sitting on a huge old nest located in the top of a tall oak tree. It never left the nest so the photo opportunities were few. I suspect the fledglings have hatched but didn’t spot any sticking their heads up.

Continuing the hike, I spotted a cheerful Western tanager. Always a fine sight to see. Truly a nice day to be out in nature.

Bullock's Oriole

Western Tanager

Fun Trailhead sign

Fun Trailhead sign

Sturgeon Lake

Sturgeon Lake

Lupine

Lupine

Bald Eagle on its nest

Bald Eagle on its nest

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