It’s Eagle Season

Autumn is a favorite time of year for me as so much is going on. Beautiful fall colors and best of all, the arrival of the Bald Eagles at Conowingo Dam. With two of my photography classes being offered this week, of course I ‘had’ to get up to the dam beforehand to get the…

Eagle Season at Conowingo Dam

It’s been Bald Eagle season at Conowingo Dam on the Susquehanna River in Maryland. The past couple of years have been sparse with eagles, due to a variety of reasons. The first being that Conowingo Dam’s permit for operation had been suspended for some time while environmentalists argued about the silt caused by the dam…

The Eagles at Conowingo Dam 2015

Finally after a long year of waiting, I was able to return to Conowingo Dam in Darlington, Maryland and the Bald Eagles. It was heartening to find that the population has greatly increased this year, as seen in this one full-frame capture with over 40 eagles in the scene. Last year the total count was…

A Dam Shame at Conowingo

I landed early at Conowingo Dam this morning. With several Feathered Friends in tow, we hoped to capture some exciting bald eagle action along the water. By 7:30am, the parking lot was nearly full and the wildlife paparazzi were lined up along the fence line with their expensive camera equipment waiting for action. Just two…

Lunchtime at the Dam

At Conowingo Dam, it’s all about the Shad. This powerful dam across the Susquehanna River holds back the water’s power and harnesses it for energy for the surrounding area. Running the locks periodically to maintain water levels, the shad run through the dam and are knocked silly and float up to the surface, making easy…