With bitter December cold, the river is frozen and ice fishermen setting up their shanty towns on the river. Water remains open below Dams and the warm water discharges of the power plants.
This is where the Eagles are gathered now, so bring binoculars, a warm blanket, a thermos and enjoy eagle watching! Now that leaves have fallen, the numerous eagle nests along the river will be easy to spot. They may occasionally still have an adult eagle sitting atop the nest. No eggs, just taking advantage of the view!
Search both this blog and www.greatriver.com for more info on our winter eagle populations.