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Copyright Paul Bannick, 2005
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A stiff December breeze blowing down the Columbia River delivers an exhilarating chill.

A stretch of river near Bridgeport, in north-central Washington, is held tightly by a series of dams, creating massive lakes.

In winter, these lakes harbor thousands of water-birds.

High on an overlook, a Bald Eagle watches a flock of birds - coots, ducks, and more- on the water below.

Find out more about how Bald Eagles hunt and eat at the BirdNote website and from the PBS show, Nature.