A couple of weeks ago I took a day trip to the Conowingo Dam on the Susquehanna river in Maryland. Just below the dam is an island where bald eagles migrate and make their home from the end of October thru mid February attracting huge numbers of photographers and bird watchers alike, they some time stand shoulder to shoulder along Fisherman's Park wating to get a perfect glimpse or image of these majestic birds. In speaking to some of area locals, I have been told during this period as many as 150 or more eagles migrate to this area.
To capture the images in this blog and gallery I used a Pentax K5IIs and a Sigma 120-400mm zoom lens and that was bit short to get those intimate up close images. Most of the photographer lined along the river had lenses larger than that. Due to the position of Fisherman's Park on the river the late afternoon can offer some wonderful lighting when shooting from that location. Whether a birdwatcher or a photographer, it is worth the trip to watch these amazing birds as they swoop down and snatch fish out of the turbulent water below the Conowingo Dam. My first visit was just a little taste, I know I will be back.