During my recent Florida visit I enjoyed viewing the numerous eagles but did not have a good opportunity to photograph them. With my work observing New Year's day on Monday January third Willard and I headed for Conowingo Dam to check out the Bald Eagle action.
Arriving before daylight we observed that the hydro plant was in operation. As daylight slowly arrived hundreds of gulls could be seen flying in the dimly lit skies. A few Eagles began arriving as the sun began peeking over the horizon. A fellow photographer shared that he had been there a few days before when there was about thirty Eagles present. During our visit we there was never more than five or six eagles in sight at any one time.
Only once did I observe a Eagle pick up a fish and I was just a little late swinging the camera into action to photograph the instant of catch. A little after 10:00 am the generators shut down and soon the eagles could be seen flying up river away from the area.
These images were shot with my Canon 30D attached to Willard's 500mm F4 Canon lens which he so graciously loaned me while he busied himself with shoot video.