As a follow up to last week’s eagle post the architect in me couldn’t resist posting a shot of the dam itself. Completed in 1928, the main powerhouse is a beautiful structure. We definitely don’t build ’em like we used to.
Conowingo Dam on the Susquehanna River in Maryland is home to what is considered to be the best eagle viewing outside of Alaska. While photographing them I learned why the regulars often call them “those dam eagles.” They’re frustratingly unpredictable in that days when you expect a lot of activity will be relatively quiet or they’ll fish way out in the river or even in the shadows during the best light. Despite that, a day photographing them is a lot of fun. Stop by and check them out if you’re in the area. The population at the dam peaks during late November through Early December.