Wapato Greenway Trail November 11, 2017 (#54)
I felt lucky to use a brief dry weather window for a trip to Sauvie Island despite the cold in my head and a rainy weekend. We had heard there are sandhill cranes and snow geese, though many of the trails are closed for hunters. We saw and heard a few cranes off of Reeder Road, but a gunshot chased them away before we could get a good look.
We saw another crane in a wet field on Sauvie island Road. We decided to walk the Wapato Greenway loop trail down to Multnomah Channel.
The highlight was a white egret in Virginia Lakes.
We also saw Canada geese, smaller birds, a few hawks, lots of interesting foliage, clouds and reflections.
This was a new walk for us, but I am sure we will be back. 2.5 miles
Since I didn’t get a any pictures of the Sand Hill Cranes at Sauvie Island, I am posting this photo from last March near Burns, Oregon.