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On a cool day with concrete skies in mid December, we drove to Sauvie Island, stopping at the Wapato Greenway Trailhead.
It’s always an interesting hike, going around marshy, wildlife-rich Virginia Lake.
By autumn, the lake dries up and turns into a large grassy meadow. By mid December, it begins to refill.
A side trail visits Multnomah Channel where anglers try their luck in the Columbia River backwater.
There are always a good variety of birds to see. The sharp eyes of my favorite model spotted two bald eagles by the Channel.
A fun morning indeed.
Canada Geese in Virginia Lake
Another fantastic hike, John, thanks for taking us along. The Columbia River backwater and channels are yet another gorgeous aspect of the Columbia River, and one that I never knew existed. I love what you found back there, between the boaters, the mist, and the birds. Great to see the bald eagle, wonderful spotting from your favorite model, and a healthy flock of Canada Geese. I laughed out loud at that gargantuan cottonwood leaf! I’m glad you had the shoe beside it. My thanks for this peaceful adventure.
Thanks for the kind comments Jet. May you and yours have a wonderful Christmas.