My husband and I made the trek up to Conowingo Dam last weekend. The water was high and laden with silt (although not quite as high as the last time we were there).
The trip was a success as soon as we got there: a bald eagle was preening in a tree next to the parking lot. I took some traditional portraits.
Then I zoomed in on the talons.
At one point the eagle did a little dance on the branch (watch the feet)!
One of the other photographers told me about the nest up in the right tower across the river from the wharf where we were. It is on the narrow platform below the top of the tower. I zoomed in and saw sticks that are probably one side of the nest but no birds coming or going.
There were cormorants fishing in the rapidly moving water although I didn’t see any successful catches.
I did manage a sequence of a cormorant flying low over the water.
Overall it was a good spring outing – warm enough that we didn’t need out coats!