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Eagles at the Conowingo Dam

December 11, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Date: December 11 (changed from the 12th due to favorable weather forecast)
Departure Place: Wegman’s Warrington parking lot across from the Mattress Store
Departure Time to Car Pool:  7:30 AM departure from Wegmans
Drive Time: About 2 hours
Things to Bring:
  • Cold weather gear including hat and gloves (a high of 42 in forecast)
  • Rain gear if forecasted
  • Snacks and water – most likely lunch will be late!


  • Long lens – 400mm or more (in 35mm equivalent)
  • Tripod or monopod
  • Binoculars are handy


  • Small folding stool – we will be standing a lot
  • Lots of patience
A long lens is needed to capture the diving eagles. Even a 500mm lens on a full frame camera is not long enough for distant action.  You may have to wait for closer action.
Eagles may fly low overhead after catching fish – these can be the best shots.
1/1500 second or faster shutter speed and use panning technique for birds in flight.
Set Auto Focus to Continuous with single point focus.
Camera set to fastest frame rate.
Be prepared to stand for a long time.
There will be a crowd of photographers there.
We will likely take a shuttle bus to the observation area so we will not be near our vehicles.  Place everything you need in your back pack.
Do not get mad at me if the eagles are few. Some days are busy, some days are not!

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December 11, 2017
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Michael Tontoni
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