Last week one morning Shane and I got up early and headed to the Conowingo Dam in Maryland. It looked like things were finally going to work out after our plans for SNP and Benezette fell through. We arrived shortly after daybreak on a cold windy morning. Our hopes were that with the cold they would open the gates to allow water through to create energy. When we arrived we found that water was already flowing (I forgot the river was up from recent rain and snow melt). The water flowed the four hours we set on the dam waiting for eagles. This was my third trip to the dam in 2009 and Shane's second. It was our worst trip for seeing eagles. They had to be around we just didn't see many, but we did see some doing things we had not witnessed before.
I did get my best photos yet of eagles flying and fishing but I am still not happy with what I got. If they just looked as good on this screen as they did on the camera LCD. I do plan to make a few more trips to the dam before winter ends, with more practice maybe I will eventually nail a real keeper. By the way this trip marked my last shutter releases for the year.