The Eagle has Landed


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. After circling around the end of the Island, I stopped to watch an eagles’ nest in an old oak tree. A few weeks ago there had been a young eaglet in the nest.

Then, I got lucky. A young adult bald eagle came in to land by the nest. With their wings spread and talons open, it makes for a truly impressive sight. I watched it preen for a while in the sunshine before heading back to the car.

What a nice day to be out in nature.

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

Ripe Blackberries

Ripe Blackberries

Queen Anne's Lace

Queen Anne’s Lace

Sturgeon Lake

Sturgeon Lake

Thistle

Thistle

Snowberries

Snowberries

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

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