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 Angels?)
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
Bald Eagle coughing up a feather from an ongoing meal
A section of the pleasant trail
Mt. Hood behind Sturgeon Lake