On Spotting a Bald Eagles Nest
March 1, 2012 9 Comments
This weekend saw me and others heading south out of Pennsylvania into Maryland to spot bald eagles. The Bald Eagles along with turkey vultures and other birds of prey scan the Conowingo Dam region. I was told a rumor that the eagles like to hunt the river shad that congregate near the dam but I have not yet been able to confirm that. A good pair of binoculars can reveal as many as sixty or more Eagles at any given time. Unfortunately my cheap camera was not as good as a pair of telescope lenses. I couldn’t get a good picture of the birds (YET)… but I did get a couple others including this Eagles nest.
A Photographer with a real camera (and a telescopic lens)showed me his great shot of the Bald Eagle looming nearby, I could only get a close up of this Eagles nest, with my miserable camera.:
None the less, the experience was thrilling, especially being so close to a nest.
On the way back home, I took a photo of historic Robert Fulton house, located south of Quarryville Pa on the “Robert Fulton Hightway” or 222 South.
Below: Slide Show
Next trip I hope to have some more pictures including some Bald Eagles and other large birds.