This month the Hays bald eagles are at home in Pittsburgh but not nearly as easy to find as they will be during the nesting season. If you need an "eagle fix" make a trip to Conowingo Dam in Darlington, Maryland, just south of the PA border on the Susquehanna River. The dam's tail waters attract hundreds of bald eagles in November.
To celebrate the eagles locals hold an annual event called Conowingo Eagle Day. This year it was on Saturday November 12 and was so well attended that sponsors had to run a shuttle bus to the viewing site.
Annette and Gerry Devinney went to Conowingo Eagle Day and, yes, the eagles were spectacular. Annette brought back these photos.
This year's Eagle Day is over and the huge crowds are gone, but the eagles are still at Conowingo for a couple of weeks. If you have the time, it's worth a November trip to see them on the Susquehanna. Here's a map.
Thank you, Annette for sharing your photos.
p.s. If you don't know Annette Devinney, she's the heart of Pittsburgh's bald eagle community. Annette knows a lot about bald eagles, she takes gorgeous photographs, and she knows everyone. Every August Annette throws a big picnic reunion for Pittsburgh's bald eagle fans. Annette and her husband Gerry travel far and wide keeping track of the area's eagles. You'll find them at the Hays Eagle Viewing Site in the months ahead. See her photos on Facebook.
(photos by Annette Devinney)