Conowingo Dam Bald Eagles

Conowingo Dam

Conowingo Dam, Maryland

After a cloudy week the sun returned on a crisp early January day. While the huge numbers of Bald Eagles seen at Conwingo Dam, Maryland a month ago had dwindled to just a handful, there was still an opportunity to get to see these majestic birds up close.

Bald Eagle eating a Rock Pigeon

We got there just in time to see what turned out to be the only eagle perched along the parking area during our time there – an immature that was finishing off a Rock Pigeon.

Bald Eagle

At times there would be as many as 5 eagles in the air at once, and a couple at their nest high up on one of the towers on the island. After 3 hours of mostly waiting to see if there would be “any action”, an adult came towards us….

Bald Eagle

…..eyed a fish

Bald Eagle

…..banked

Bald Eagle

….swooped in

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…caught a fish

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…and headed away

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A great way to end a beautiful morning!

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