Conowingo Dam Eagles - A Second Visit

April 09, 2021  •  3 Comments

Yesterday I had the opportunity to return to the Conowingo Dam to photograph the Bald Eagles and the Double-Crested Cormorants. The eagles were not very active yesterday, there are apparently many variables that determine the eagle's fishing activity as well as their aerial aerobatics. During most of the day there were perhaps 50 Eagles sitting on the rocks on the Eastern side of the river just resting preserving their energy. This is certainly an endeavor that requires much patience.

The Double-crested Cormorants were very active, diving deep under the water and usually returning to the surface with a large fish.

These images were made with a Nikon D850 and a Nikkor 500mm lens and are quite heavily cropped. There is a steep learning curve in photographing birds in flight and I expect the imaging to incrementally get better with  additional visits to the dam. The best images can be made when the eagles perform near the shore.

I met Jeff Deckman who does really outstanding aviation photography as well as beautiful bird photography. You can view his photography by clicking here.

 

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Double-crested Cormorant


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Conowingo Dam Eagle

 

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Conowingo Dam

 

 


Comments

Terri Slocomb(non-registered)
Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos.
Feels Good(non-registered)
Thanks for sharing these. Just looking at the images makes me feel part of "it".
Thomas
Don Forrest(non-registered)
FYI , the National Eagle Center is located about an hour from here in Wabasha MN on the Mississippi. We're members and will look forward to taking you there when you visit us, hopefully this year. You'll love it!
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