Woke up this Saturday morning at 4 am, got in my car and drove up to Conowingo dam on Susquehanna river to check out some bald eagle action. I arrived just as the civil twilight started. Parking lot was already filling up and a good number of photographers had their "big guns" pulled out and ready to go. I got my rather modest Sigma 150-600mm and found a spot along the fence, which is famously called " a million dollar fence" due to all the expensive photo gear one will see there.
Sunrise was quite beautiful and colorful. I loved all the mist on the river early in the morning. The light was so perfect. I could hear the eagles calling but it wasn't until the sun was well above the horizon that they started surveying the river and fishing eventually. And there were lots of them, mostly sitting on the rocks across the river or in the trees. There were many impressive fly-by's with and without fish and at least one mid-air fight, which I totally missed getting a decent shot of. It was too far away from where I was. I spent about six hours up there today, mostly waiting for something to happen and chatting which some nice fellow photogs. Eventually, I got so cold that I was unable to feel my feet and my hands which meant it was time to pack up and go home. Hope I won't get sick!
I walked away with a few eagle shots, but not very good ones. Oh well... it sure was fun trying!
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