A Stormy Day on Oak Island


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Sauvie Island

On a late September day we went to Oak Island for a hike. The heavy wildfire smoke had moved out of the valley, but it was a stormy day.

Located nearby on Sauvie Island, Oak Island is a grand place to spot songbirds, wildflowers and small animals.

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

A stormy day (it was like hiking in the twilight)

Earlier in the year the adults were still guarding the nest, and there were likely eaglets inside.  But, today they are 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 late wildflowers and berries to see.

Late-season Blackberries

Cattle congregating near my Jeep at the trailhead

Red-tailed Hawk (?)

Snowberries, Queen Anne’s Lace, Crab Apple and Red Clover

Eagles’ Nest (makes the Blackbird look miniscule)

Sauvie Island and Oak trees

Fun Trailhead sign

 

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