Eagle guarding its nest.

This is one of the Bald Eagle nests below the dam, there are two that I know of. January is cold, wet, and sometimes, very snowy. This year, cold and wet but very little snow. While we may not like the snow or grumble about having to shovel and drive through the stuff, we really do need it for the rivers. Low snowpacks in the mountains mean low river flows in the summer when the fish need it most. That’s the same time the eagles need the fish the most, when they are raising their young.