Even with their nest covered in snow the eagles are making improvements. (Courtesy Photo / Jos Bakker)

Even with their nest covered in snow the eagles are making improvements. (Courtesy Photo / Jos Bakker)

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A lone snowshoer treks along a winter wonderland on Salmon Creek trail on March 22. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A lone snowshoer treks along a winter wonderland on Salmon Creek trail on March 22. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A brief break in the clouds at Lena Cove exposes an auroral corona on the night of Friday, March 19. (Courtesy Photo / Eric Bleicher, @ebleiche)

A brief break in the clouds at Lena Cove exposes an auroral corona on the night of Friday, March 19. (Courtesy Photo / Eric Bleicher, @ebleiche)

In a snowstorm, two eagles visit the iconic pump house near Sandy Beach on March 20. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

In a snowstorm, two eagles visit the iconic pump house near Sandy Beach on March 20. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A bald eagle checks out the wheel of a long submerged car body in the Mendenhall river near Marion Drive on March 17th, 2021. “The shifting gravel bars may soon bury it for another long period of time,” writes David Athearn.(Courtesy Photo / David Athearn )

A bald eagle checks out the wheel of a long submerged car body in the Mendenhall river near Marion Drive on March 17th, 2021. “The shifting gravel bars may soon bury it for another long period of time,” writes David Athearn.(Courtesy Photo / David Athearn )

This photo shows a winter scene of Peterson Pond Salt Chuck on March 18. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo shows a winter scene of Peterson Pond Salt Chuck on March 18. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo shows a beautiful snow- and ice-covered tree on the ridge above Eaglecrest; Mount Ben Stewart can be seen in the distance on March 14, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Bill Andrews)

This photo shows a beautiful snow- and ice-covered tree on the ridge above Eaglecrest; Mount Ben Stewart can be seen in the distance on March 14, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Bill Andrews)

The setting sun lights up the sky in Smugglers Cove on March 7. (Courtesy Photo / Kate Schwarting)

This photo shows a beautiful snow- and ice-covered tree on the ridge above Eaglecrest; Mount Ben Stewart can be seen in the distance on March 14, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Bill Andrews)

This photo shows an iced nimbus at Fish Creek. (Courtesy Photo / Mary Capobianco)

This photo shows an iced nimbus at Fish Creek. (Courtesy Photo / Mary Capobianco)

This photo was taken at Tenakee Inlet on March 1. (Courtesy Photo / Tuck Harry)

This photo was taken at Tenakee Inlet on March 1. (Courtesy Photo / Tuck Harry)

An early red-breasted sapsucker out by Amalga Harbor gets ready to snack on insects on March 18. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

An early red-breasted sapsucker out by Amalga Harbor gets ready to snack on insects on March 18. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

These old totems, seen on March 15, have kept watch over downtown for many years. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

These old totems, seen on March 15, have kept watch over downtown for many years. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Deciduous, western hemlock and northern hemlock seen on Mount Juneau on March 15. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Deciduous, western hemlock and northern hemlock seen on Mount Juneau on March 15. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A bald eagle flies over Lemon Creek on March 2, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

A bald eagle flies over Lemon Creek on March 2, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

The incoming tide is enveloped in colors from the sunset over Outer Point on Sunday, March 7 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Eric Bleicher, @ebleiche on IG)

The incoming tide is enveloped in colors from the sunset over Outer Point on Sunday, March 7 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Eric Bleicher, @ebleiche on IG)

Orcas across from Northern Portland Island. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto_

Orcas across from Northern Portland Island. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto_

Bright slopes and darker skies can be seen in this photo taken at Eaglecrest on March 11. (Couresy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

Bright slopes and darker skies can be seen in this photo taken at Eaglecrest on March 11. (Couresy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

Distorted concentric circles form on a frozen puddle on West Glacier trail on March 10, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Distorted concentric circles form on a frozen puddle on West Glacier trail on March 10, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Ice crystals form on March 10 along a creek near Mendenhall Lake. (Couresy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

Ice crystals form on March 10 along a creek near Mendenhall Lake. (Couresy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

A heron sits in the sky reflected in the ocean. Taken March 8 in Craig. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

A heron sits in the sky reflected in the ocean. Taken March 8 in Craig. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

First sign of Spring 2021 — the dulcet tones of the song sparrow, Southeast Alaska. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

First sign of Spring 2021 — the dulcet tones of the song sparrow, Southeast Alaska. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

A large avalanche with mud and debris came down on Thane Road during the beginning of March. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A large avalanche with mud and debris came down on Thane Road during the beginning of March. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A male hairy woodpecker visits a feeder in the Back Loop in February. (Courtesy Photo / Linda Shaw)

A male hairy woodpecker visits a feeder in the Back Loop in February. (Courtesy Photo / Linda Shaw)

Crocus, seen in the Downtown Flats, are a sign that spring is coming. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Crocus, seen in the Downtown Flats, are a sign that spring is coming. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows Nugget Falls in a state both liquid and solid. “Like something from an ice fairyland,” writes Denise Carroll. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows Nugget Falls in a state both liquid and solid. “Like something from an ice fairyland,” writes Denise Carroll. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows the moon over the Chilkat Mountains on Feb. 26. (Courtesy Photo / Bill Andrews)

This photo shows the moon over the Chilkat Mountains on Feb. 26. (Courtesy Photo / Bill Andrews)

Raindrops freeze on spruce tips in the Dredge Lake area in late February. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Raindrops freeze on spruce tips in the Dredge Lake area in late February. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows a windy, rainy day. “I still found some beauty on a gloomy day,” writes Joseph Sypeck. (Courtesy Photo / Joseph Sypeck)

This photo shows a windy, rainy day. “I still found some beauty on a gloomy day,” writes Joseph Sypeck. (Courtesy Photo / Joseph Sypeck)

A female hairy woodpecker visits a feeder in the Back Loop in February. (Courtesy Photo / Linda Shaw)

A female hairy woodpecker visits a feeder in the Back Loop in February. (Courtesy Photo / Linda Shaw)

This photo shows the view from Skaters Cabin (and behind a copy of “The Hobbit.”) (Courtesy Photo / Joseph Sypeck)

This photo shows the view from Skaters Cabin (and behind a copy of “The Hobbit.”) (Courtesy Photo / Joseph Sypeck)

This photo was taken from North Douglas on a cold winter night in February. (Courtesy Photo / Joseph Sypeck)

This photo was taken from North Douglas on a cold winter night in February. (Courtesy Photo / Joseph Sypeck)

The Chilkat Mountains tower above William Henry Bay in this Friday, Feb. 26 photo. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

The Chilkat Mountains tower above William Henry Bay in this Friday, Feb. 26 photo. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Suddenly in a dark gray sky an explosion of sunlight appeared in the northwest while on the dike trail on Feb. 21, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Suddenly in a dark gray sky an explosion of sunlight appeared in the northwest while on the dike trail on Feb. 21, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

The Mendenhall Towers are revealed by returning light. (Courtesy Photo / Linda Shaw)

The Mendenhall Towers are revealed by returning light. (Courtesy Photo / Linda Shaw)

This photo shows frozen ripples in the sand at Eagle Beach in January 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Arthur Dee)

This photo shows frozen ripples in the sand at Eagle Beach in January 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Arthur Dee)

This photo was taken on Saturday, Feb. 27 around the Mendenhall Lake trails. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barjas)
This photo was taken on Saturday, Feb. 27 around the Mendenhall Lake trails. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

This photo was taken on Saturday, Feb. 27 around the Mendenhall Lake trails. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barjas) This photo was taken on Saturday, Feb. 27 around the Mendenhall Lake trails. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

A very complicated root system for a single conifer in the forest along the North Douglas bluff trail on Feb. 20, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

A very complicated root system for a single conifer in the forest along the North Douglas bluff trail on Feb. 20, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Strong auroral activity is viewed from the North Douglas Boat Launch on the night of Monday, Feb. 15, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Eric Bleicher, @ebleiche on IG)

Strong auroral activity is viewed from the North Douglas Boat Launch on the night of Monday, Feb. 15, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Eric Bleicher, @ebleiche on IG)

Iicles form off of some very vibrant moss on Sunnahae Trail in Craig on Feb. 7, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

Iicles form off of some very vibrant moss on Sunnahae Trail in Craig on Feb. 7, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

This photo shows the northern lights over the Mendenhall Wetlands on Feb. 15, 2021. (Courtesy Photo /  Jack Beedle)

Iicles form off of some very vibrant moss on Sunnahae Trail in Craig on Feb. 7, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

This photo shows an alpine view of mountains and the ocean along Sunnahae Trail in Craig on Feb. 7, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

This photo shows an alpine view of mountains and the ocean along Sunnahae Trail in Craig on Feb. 7, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Marti Crutcher)

This photo shows a Mendenhall Glacier ice cave on Feb. 14, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Demi Reber)

This photo shows a Mendenhall Glacier ice cave on Feb. 14, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Demi Reber)

Long icy fingers stretch from the glacier to newly exposed rock on Feb. 13, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Long icy fingers stretch from the glacier to newly exposed rock on Feb. 13, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

This photo shows the aurora borealis over Auke Bay on Feb. 6, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Jack Beedle)

This photo shows the aurora borealis over Auke Bay on Feb. 6, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Jack Beedle)

This photo shared on Feb. 7 shows a pair of eagles on a picturesque winter day. (Courtesy Photo / Norval Nelson)

This photo shared on Feb. 7 shows a pair of eagles on a picturesque winter day. (Courtesy Photo / Norval Nelson)

On a blue-skied day in Juneau, the Coast mountains glisten in the sunshine as seen on Feb. 1. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

On a blue-skied day in Juneau, the Coast mountains glisten in the sunshine as seen on Feb. 1. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

Mendenhall river ices over near Marion drive in the Mendenhall Valley on a negative 9-degree morning on Feb. 9, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / David Athearn)

Mendenhall river ices over near Marion drive in the Mendenhall Valley on a negative 9-degree morning on Feb. 9, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / David Athearn)

This photo shows the top of the ridge at Eaglecrest looking south towards Seymour canal on Jan. 31. (Courtesy Photo / Ben Ng and KD Magnum)

This photo shows the top of the ridge at Eaglecrest looking south towards Seymour canal on Jan. 31. (Courtesy Photo / Ben Ng and KD Magnum)

“Anyone home?” A beaver lodge sits on a frozen pond in a Cowee Creek meadow on Feb. 10. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

“Anyone home?” A beaver lodge sits on a frozen pond in a Cowee Creek meadow on Feb. 10. (Courtesy Photo / Denise Carroll)

The northern lights dance in the sky over Douglas. (Courtesy Photo / Josephine Rhyner)

The northern lights dance in the sky over Douglas. (Courtesy Photo / Josephine Rhyner)

Walkers head across the frozen Mendenhall Lake to the ice caves at the glacier on Feb. 11, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Walkers head across the frozen Mendenhall Lake to the ice caves at the glacier on Feb. 11, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo shows Eagle River with Mount Ernest Gruening, which lies between the Eagle Glacier and Herbert Glacier. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

This photo shows Eagle River with Mount Ernest Gruening, which lies between the Eagle Glacier and Herbert Glacier. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Nine crows survive in sub-Arctic Lemon Creek on Saturday, Feb. 13. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Nine crows survive in sub-Arctic Lemon Creek on Saturday, Feb. 13. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

That’s not a peanut, it’s a piece of wood on the beach on the Boy Scout Beach Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

That’s not a peanut, it’s a piece of wood on the beach on the Boy Scout Beach Trail. (Courtesy Photo / Deana Barajas)

“Where else, but the Mendenhall Glacier ice cave,” writes Deborah Rudis. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

“Where else, but the Mendenhall Glacier ice cave,” writes Deborah Rudis. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

In this Feb. 13 photo, a heart-shaped opening can be seen at the Mendenhall Glacier ice cave. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

In this Feb. 13 photo, a heart-shaped opening can be seen at the Mendenhall Glacier ice cave. (Courtesy Photo / Deborah Rudis)

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