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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. — If you enjoy watching birds, this is your time of year. Sandhill cranes will be returning soon to the Platte Valleys, snowy owls are heading back north, hundreds of species of non-game birds are wrapping up their winter travels to southern climates, ducks and snow geese are moving into the region and bald eagles are following the waterfowl. I enjoy watching all birds, but there is something even more special about watching and photographing our nation’s symbol.
The eagles that visit North Platte are most likely return visitors and they have their favored hunting perches, usually near open water. Eagles are opportunists. They love the open water because that means fish, but since waterfowl like open water too, eagles will make a meal out of a duck or goose when it can. They will stay around as long as they can make a living off the land.
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