Eagle Got a Fish

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I visited the Conowingo Dam in Maryland last December.

It is a hydroelectric plant located on the Susquehanna River, just northwest of where the river meets the northern part of the Chesapeake Bay. When the turbines run, the large valves suck in water, fish and anything else in the vicinity to provide the raptors ample food.

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Since this was my first time at this location, I talked with a few of the hundreds of seasoned photographers lining the platform. Most sported very long lenses from 500mm to 800mm, most on tripods. I had my tripod in my Jeep, but decided to handhold the camera because everywhere you looked there were eagles. I was using my Nikon D750 with my 80-300 mm lens.

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Conowingo is only one hour from where I stay in PA, so it is easy to get to early in the morning. The most action occurred around 9AM, but I got there at 8AM for a good parking place. When I left at 1PM, I noticed eagles in farmers fields, trees along the roadway, and flying high in the sky. It is just hard to imagine seeing this many Bald Eagles.

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On Nature and Wildlife Pics, I have young eagles fighting. I so wish I had a longer lens…

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Repost – Taking Time Off, see you when I return. I am away from blogging at this time. See, Why I Am Taking Off From Blogging to know why.

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