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Bald Eagle Watching Has Begun On Lake Coeur d'Alene

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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - This is the time of year bald eagles begin migrating south for the winter, and Lake Coeur d'Alene is one of their many wintering grounds.

Earlier this week, the Bureau of Land Management counted 121 bald eagles at Wolf Lodge Bay. Over the next month, thousands of people are expected to visit the lake to view the beautiful bird.  

The Bureau of Land Management has been counting bald eagles on Lake Coeur d'Alene since 1974. If trends hold, more than 200 bald eagles will migrate to Lake Coeur d'Alene over the next month. Giving visitors a chance to see one of nature's most beautiful creatures.  

"It's pretty neat to see them," said Jerry Hunzanger, wildlife photographer. "Watch them fish, watch them play."   Jerry Hunzanger spent part of the day with his camera perched high above the lake at Higgins Point.

For the past seven or eight years he's visited this part of Lake Coeur d'Alene as a hobby to get an up-close shot of the many birds flying overhead.  

"Half the fun of doing this is just watching the birds. When they get a little far out of range you just stand there and watch them, because they're amazing to see," said Hunzanger.

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