Blacktail Deer and Bald Eagles at Virginia Lake

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Sauvie Island

On a overcast day in early November we drove to Sauvie Island, stopping at the Virginia Lake Trailhead.

It’s always an interesting hike, going around marshy, wildlife-rich Virginia Lake.

Bald Eagle

By autumn, the lake dries up and turns into a large grassy meadow.

A side trail visits Multnomah Channel where anglers try their luck in the Columbia River backwater. On this day, three bald eagles were enjoying the nice weather. They were scolding each other and soaring in the air currents. What a fun sight to see.

And, my sharp-eyed Favorite Model spotted a blacktail deer, a young buck out for a snack.

A fun morning indeed.

Blacktail Buck

Multnomah Channel

My Favorite Model next to a huge Cottonwood Tree

Big-leaf Maple Tree


Bald Eagles

Virginia Lake (dries up in the fall)



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