As the Snowy Owls derailed me from a scheduled trip to Conowingo Dam in Darlington, Maryland. I made the trek today in hopes to get some amazing images of the Bald Eagles. The forecast has been for a sunny day, but it was cloudy when I woke up.
Driving up I-95 I witnessed an extraordinary number of starlings in large flock bands that seemed to extend over a half a mile. These flocks began some murmuration which was sheer magic in the sky and brought tears to my eyes. If you’re unfamiliar with Murmuration, check out this video. I still get goosebumps when I watch it.
Arriving to the dam, I was surprised to see the huge number of gulls flocking at the dam.
The dam was flowing strong this morning, and the current in front of the fishing platform was brisk. This Cormorant dove down to grab a fish and showed up quite a bit downstream moments later.
There was some bald eagle action, but it was on the far side of the river. Perhaps the strong current blew the fish onto the other side and the eagles preferred slower waters.
Once again, remembering to turn around to see if I was missing anything, I discovered a pair of Bald Eagles sitting in a tree. K-I-S-S-I-N-G.
She started to giggle a little – looked more like screaming to me. He had a look that was priceless.
She promptly clamped up and had a pissed off look on her face.
Seems at least one additional trip is needed before the season is over. Preferably on a sunnier day. Hope you had a sunny day for me. Bella