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Wintering eagles offer stunning sights

We spotted our first bald eagle high in the winter sky over Sauk City, Wis. Brown wings unfurled into a wind gust. Striking white head held high. It would have been downright majestic, were it not for the fact that this was just a picture of a bald eagle painted on the little town's water tower. But it was a good sign--that image meant that after almost three hours of driving north from Chicago, we'd reached our destination. In the coldest months of the year, the adjacent towns of Sauk City and Prairie du Sac, nestled beside the Wisconsin River, host bald eagles from throughout North America and the bird-watchers who marvel at them. Eagle-watching is well known along the...