SAN BERNARDINO (AP) — Four bald eagles were spotted during an organized count at sites across San Bernardino County last weekend.

The U.S. Forest Service says bald eagles commonly migrate south to spend their winter vacations around the region’s lakes, feasting on fish and ducks.

A group of eagle-eyed volunteers and agency staff participated in the counts at several lakes on Jan. 9. One adult and two immature bald eagles were seen at Lake Perris and one adult was observed in the Lake Hemet area.

Eagle counts at Big Bear Lake and Lake Arrowhead were canceled due to closed roads because of weather.

Experts say peak numbers of bald eagles usually come in January and February. The next scheduled counts are Feb. 13 and March 12.

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