Oak Island Grosbeak


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, we spotted a black-headed grosbeak, swallows and orioles flying about. The Island is a well-known spot for local birders.

Continuing the hike, we saw some wildflowers in bloom, although not as many as early spring, and a young bald eagle in a large nest on top of an old oak tree.  A nice day to be out in nature.

Black-headed Grosbeak

Black-headed Grosbeak

Wild Rose

Wild Rose

Young Bald Eagle in nest

Young Bald Eagle in nest

Lupine

Lupine

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