Eagles returning to the Nest


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Bald Eagles

Oak Island is open again for the season. On a cool and drizzly day, I hiked around the Island a couple of times, enjoying the solitude.

It was a very pleasant five-mile outing.

Two adult Bald Eagles guarding their nest

Located nearby on Sauvie Island, Oak Island is 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.

Two adults were guarding the nest when I arrived at the tree, but flew off after a few minutes. 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.

Water is still high in Sturgeon Lake and nearby trails

The trail

Thimbleberry and Wild Rose

Bald Eagle leaving the nest

Red-winged Blackbird

Snowberry and Hemlock

 

 

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