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Old Monday 7th January 2008, 14:45   #1
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Bald Eagles in Maryland

One place that is visited by a lot of birders in Maryland who like to shoot the majestic Bald Eagle, is the Conowingo Dam on the Susquehanna River. It is less than 30 minutes North of Baltimore and just South of the Pennsylvania border.

Many of the birders on Nikonians.com and NikonCafe.com frequent Conowingo and you can see a lot of their bird shoots there. When the Hydroelectric company opens the gates to generate electricity, fish go through the gates and are stunned by the drop. The Eagles then swoop in and grab the fish.

If you need better directions, let me know.

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Old Monday 7th January 2008, 14:57   #2
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I've been there and it is amazing to see the number of eagles and other raptors in one place. This trip, made about 2 years ago, really go me interested in birding. I'm planning on going back some time this winter to take some photos. The only gear I had at my disposal during that first trip was a 4MP Canon P&S digital camera and a pair of 10x25 Nikon Sportstar bins. I was very envious of all the others there with their Nikon & Canon DSLRs and large telephoto lens. I'm sure there were some digiscopers there as well but I didn't even know what that was at that time. Certainly a trip worth taking.
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Will be there tomorrow, Wednesday 16 January 2008.
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Good luck Bob. Please let us know what you see. I'd like to make a trip down there in the next few weeks if I can manage it.

BTW, I saw this pair on the Cooper River in Camden, NJ two weeks ago. A stroke of fortune as they truly weren't expected.

I also saw my very first Golden Eagle at Forsythe NWR near Brigantine, NJ this past Saturday. No pictures unfortunately.

Please keep us posted. Best of luck tomorrow.
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I was at Conowingo Dam this morning. There were about a half dozen Eagles, but they were not very active. One finally landed in a tree on the west side of the river and stayed there for about 30 minutes. There was one angle I could get an unobstructed view (I think - post processing will tell) for a photograph.
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Blackwater NWR is another great place to run into baldies.
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That's my backyard. While crossing the dam one afternoon, I looked over and there was an eagle flying right at eye level with me. No pics. I was driving! Also, where I work in Aberdeen, there are bald Eagle nesting sites everywhere. We are not allowed to take cameras there though. So, I take my binocs And enjoy them. The Ospreys and hawks too!
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One place that is visited by a lot of birders in Maryland who like to shoot the majestic Bald Eagle, is the Conowingo Dam on the Susquehanna River. It is less than 30 minutes North of Baltimore and just South of the Pennsylvania border.

Many of the birders on Nikonians.com and NikonCafe.com frequent Conowingo and you can see a lot of their bird shoots there. When the Hydroelectric company opens the gates to generate electricity, fish go through the gates and are stunned by the drop. The Eagles then swoop in and grab the fish.

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Afternoon my parents live in Maryland can you provide a few more directions to this site please I plan to visit when next over
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Afternoon my parents live in Maryland can you provide a few more directions to this site please I plan to visit when next over
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Where would you be coming from??? Send it to me at [email protected].

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