Bald Eagle Watching at Conowingo Dam in Focus

The Washington Post and Philadelphia Inquirer recently featured the bird-watching attraction.

Bald eagles are nesting at the Conowingo Dam, and The Washington Post took note, publishing a photo gallery Thursday of birds soaring over the water near the gates.

The birds build their nests in Maryland from November to February, according to the U.S. National Fish and Wildlife Service, and lay eggs between January and April.

More than 80 chicks were reportedly born last year on Aberdeen Proving Ground alone, according to WJZ, evidence that the bird, which was removed from the endangered species list in 2007, is making a comeback in Harford County and neighboring areas.

The trove of bald eagles at the Conowingo Dam has attracted more photographers with long lenses "than on the sidelines of a pro sports event," The Philadelphia Inquirer reported this week. One Exelon employee told the Inquirer that he can regularly see more than 200 eagles near the dam, which is appealing to the birds because it spits fish out of its gates.

Now there's a Facebook page where photographers can discuss the bald eagles' activity at the Conowingo Dam and share their pictures.

Where have you seen bald eagles around Havre de Grace? Tell us in the comments.


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