The Bald Eagles at Conowingo Dam are world famous. When the days get cooler and shorter, the population begins to rapidly grow and one can frequently see up to 100 eagles in a day.
WHEN – November 15th I will be there from 8:30
CONTACT – Jerry Fuqua
HOW TO GET THERE
Address is: 2569 Shures Landing Road, Darlington, Maryland 21034
From I-95 South, Take Exit #93 for MD-222 toward Port Deposit/Perryville. Turn right onto MD-222 N. Take the 1st left to say on MD-222 N. Turn left onto US 1 S. Turn left on Shuresville Road (1st left after crossing the dam). After a mile, turn right onto Shuresville Landing Road. Road will lead you into the parking area along the dam.
It will be cold! Dress warmly in layers to add/remove as needed. Wear winter boots if you have them. There will be a lot of standing/sitting involved.
Bring lunch and something warm to drink.
Make sure you have plenty of memory cards and charged batteries.
TIP: Bring a small chair to sit while waiting for the action to happen.
There are port-a-potties
Get the longest zoom lens you can get your hands on. Anything 400mm and longer will help you reach the bird. However, offten the eagles will perch in the trees by the shooting location
If you have access to two camera bodies, bring them along. One with the mega zoom, the other with a smaller zoom to capture the eagles in the trees.
The Lazy Man settings:
Auto White Balance
AI Servo focus mode
Continual shoot mode
Shutter Speed 1/1000 or higher for birds in flight