Oak Island’s Bald Eagles Have Flown the Nest


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Sauvie Island

On a late July day we went to Oak Island for a nice hike.

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.

Lots of rules to follow on Oak Island

A month ago the adults were still guarding the nest and there were likely eaglets inside.  But, today they appeared to be long gone. We’ll have to wait until next year to see them again.

Still, it’s always an interesting place to visit with some nice summer wildflowers to see.

Cattle are still grazed in the area requiring barbwire fences

Queen Anne’s Lace and Groundsel

Before August 1st, only the marked loop trail around the Island is open. It’s about 2 1/2 miles long.

My Favorite Model

The Island’s namesake and a hazy Mt. St. Helens beyond Sturgeon Lake

Broken glass from a smash-and-grab, a common sight on trailheads near highways

Teasel, Blackberry and Bald Eagle’s Nest

Nice stretch of trail surrounded by Oak trees

 

 

 

 

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