Sauvie Island in Summer

Sauvie Island (Birding Oregon p.55) is best known for wintering waterfowl and raptors. While the summer birding seems quiet compared to the multiple thousands of geese and Sandhill Cranes seen on winter visits,  there is always something to see.

osprey nest
Ospreys nest on platforms provided for them, as well as on utility poles and dead trees.

ca quail
This California Quail was surveying his domain from a fence.

bh grosbeak 3
It seemed odd to see this Black-headed Grosbeak feeding in weeds along the roadside, a considerable distance from the nearest tree.

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