Nine willow covered “islands” so small and movable that they ride the waves, made their appearance in the Deschutes river below the Tumalo avenue bridge yesterday, as the result of cooperative work of local sportsmen, members of the Four L, locals, Boy Scouts and the Miller Lumber Co. The tiny, man-made islands are intended for ducks and other waterfowl of the Deschutes mirror pond. If these birds see fit to make nests on these islands, they are welcome.
Men working on the artificial nesting places for the ducks found that the usual nesting places in the tule island just below the bridge are under water this season, the depth of this water ranging from eight to 18 inches.
Source: Bend Bulletin ©1934