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.
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.
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….
…..eyed a fish
…caught a fish
…and headed away
A great way to end a beautiful morning!