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A bald eagle dives toward a glint of silver in the Susquehanna River. It leans back, spreads its wings like a drag chute and snatches a wriggling fish from the water. With a few flaps of its massive wings, the eagle is high in the air again, but not high enough to avoid being dive-bombed by another hungry eagle. Startled, the first eagle drops the fish which, just before hitting the water’s surface, is snatched by a third eagle, which lands in a nearby tree and gulps down its sashimi lunch.
"Spotting one eagle is pretty awesome, but seeing a hundred is spectacular, says Nicholas Lund, a birder on the DC Audubon Society’s board of directors. “They are such an impressive bird,” he says. “They have huge talons, they have huge beaks, and that strong, angry brow. Finding so many in one place is a moving, near miraculous experience.”
CMPG will be going to Conowingo dam to photograph these magnificent birds.
We'll leave the Long Gate Park And Ride at 7AM Saturday, November 23rd. Bring your longest telephoto lens, warm cloths and coffee!
Hope to see you there.
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