Oak Island Bald Eagles are back home to roost


Oak Island is open again for hiking.

Located nearby on Sauvie Island, it’s a grand place to spot songbirds.

Even better, it has a bald eagle’s nest high in an oak tree near the trail.

The adults are currently sitting on the eggs. Soon there will be little eaglets to see.

As every year, I will return often until the little ones have fledged and left the nest.

Bald Eagles (trying out for the Blue Angles?)

Bald Eagles (trying out for the Blue Angels?)

Camas Lilies

Camas Lilies

Bald Eagle dwarfed by the size of its next (the nests can weigh hundreds of pounds)

Bald Eagle dwarfed by the size of its nest (the nests can weigh hundreds of pounds)

Great Blue Heron in Sturgeon Lake with Mt. St. Helens in background

Great Blue Heron in Sturgeon Lake with Mt. St. Helens in background

Bald Eagle coughing up a feather from an ongoing meal

Bald Eagle coughing up a feather from an ongoing meal

Sturgeon Lake

Sturgeon Lake

Tree Swallow

Tree Swallow

A section of the pleasant trail

A section of the pleasant trail

Spring blossoms

Spring blossoms

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

Mt. St. Helens behind Sturgeon Lake

Sturgeon Lake

Mt. Hood behind Sturgeon Lake

Mt. Hood behind Sturgeon Lake

 

 

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9 comments

  1. Each one of these is a stunning work of art, John. I tried picking out my favorites, but each is a marvel. 😀

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  2. John,

    I’ve been admiring your work for a while now. I’m doing similar things on a couple of my blogs and it is always nice to compare how others view wildlife through the lens.

    I’m also keeping tabs on a pair of bald eagles, they are a lot of fun to watch. I’m also looking forward to this year’s offspring.

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