Oak Island Bald Eagles are on the Nest


Oak Island is open again for the season. On a sunny day we hiked around the Island and also followed some roads to do some exploring.

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

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 Eagle keeping an eye on us

Bald Eagle keeping an eye on us

Mt. St. Helens reflected in Sturgeon Lake

Mt. St. Helens reflected in Sturgeon Lake

Savannah Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Camas Lily

Camas Lily

Sturgeon Lake is still high due to spring runoff in the Columbia River

Sturgeon Lake is still high due to spring runoff in the Columbia River

Tree Swallow

Tree Swallow

Honey Bee on some Sour Cherry blossoms

Honey Bee on some Sour Cherry blossoms

Why its called Oak Island

Why its called Oak Island

Bald Eagle guarding its nest

Bald Eagle guarding its nest (it’s mate is in the nest sitting on eggs)

A spit of land extending into Sturgeon Lake

A spit of land extending into Sturgeon Lake

 

 

 

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2 comments

  1. Stunning photos, John, once again. That first eagle shot, he’s so stately, and oh my, Mt. St. Helens is breathtaking. Each photo from this gorgeous island is wonderful. My two favorite are the first Sturgeon Lake (trees completely surrounded by water, so unique) and the bee in the blossom (rainbows in the wings!), but they are all so lovely.

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