MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — As the ice on our lakes and rivers melt away, fishing picks up — and not just for humans.

Bald eagles are returning to the region, and finding the food they need.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

That makes this time of year one of the best for eagle watching, and there is no better place to do that than along the Mississippi River at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha.

Rachel Slavik and Mike Augustyniak get to take in all the majesty in the video above.