Black Friday marks the first day of the Christmas shopping season. Although it is the day to chase door busters, it is also the season to watch bald eagles at Conowingo Fisherman’s Park.
The bald eagle or Haliaeetus leucocephalus is the national bird of the United States. As expected, there were many eagles present. Some eagles fished in the Susquehanna River.
The lucky ones ate their freshly caught fish high up in a tree.
Besides adults, there were plenty of juvenile bald eagles. The immature bald eagles have a dark brown head which turns white by the time they turn five years old.
Besides the bald eagles, there were many gulls.
And double-crested cormorants.
During the winter, Conowingo Fisherman’s Park is an accessible place on the east coast to see bald eagles in the wild. Best of all it’s free.
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