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Last week the temperatures plunged causing the steam that rose from the Wisconsin River to collect on everything nearby.  The result was surreal. I had to stop and take a few pictures in spite of the fact that the temps were below zero.


This stretch of the Wisconsin is very close to the hydroelectric dam in Prairie du Sac.  In the winter, the river remains open in this area attracting Bald Eagles looking for an easy meal. I often see about half a dozen of these birds – both adults and juveniles – perched in the trees on a sandbar in the middle of the river. The morning this photo was taken the eagles’ high pitched call could be heard, but the fog kept the birds hidden.

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