“He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Dinner!”

Equipment Info
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D300
ISO 320
Nearest Area
Amish Country
Town
Conowingo Village, MD
Description
Hearing about a Bald Eagle migration from a fellow photographer, I decided to drive down one day to see what all of the talk was about. Alaska would have to wait for another time! Unfortunately, it's a hit or miss situation, as you need to be at the location when the turbines from the dam at the generating facility release their powerful water surges into the Susquehanna River. Churning up a variety of fish, the Bald Eagles feast on the bounty provided to them by the actions of the release. I spotted this Bald Eagle as it was approaching the surface of the river in an attempt to secure a meal. As you can see, it managed quite well! With one swift grab with it's powerful talons, it flew off with it in tow, though laboring a bit in the process due to the weight of the American Shad which it had snatched off of the river's surface.
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Date Added
July 22, 2020
Date Taken
November 4, 2009