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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!

Bald Eagles and Paparazzi

In the 1960’s our national bird, the Bald Eagle, was in peril mainly due to the consequences of DDT. Less than 400 pairs were breeding in the lower 48 states and their fate was uncertain. The Bald Eagle became the ‘poster bird’ for federally Endangered Species. Now, four decades later, the species has made aContinue Reading