The second part of our plan was to spend the next day birding at Cheadle Lake in Lebanon. When I was growing up in Lebanon, Cheadle Lake was the log pond for Cascade Plywood Corporation. In those days Lebanon was dominated by too large mills, Crown Zellerbach Paper Mill on the north end of town, and Cascade Plywood Corportation on the south end. My grandfather, Arthur McClain worked for a brief period on the Casacade mill pond, and interesting enough in later years Jeanette's dad, Jim Dye also worked on the pond. Today the old logging pond has be transformed into a great recreation site for fishing, walking, and birding, complete with paved paths, benches, and boat launch. The weather forecast was right on and we had a great morning of sunshine for birding.
male Anna's Hummingbird
old photo of Cascade Plywood Corporation