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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. 

A bald eagle grabs a fish from the Susquehanna River

Fishing (Copyright 2017 Wilbur Su, all rights reserved)

 

The lucky ones ate their freshly caught fish high up in a tree.

An adult bald eagle eating a fish

Feasting (Copyright 2017 Wilbur Su, all rights reserved)

 

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.

A juvenile bald eagle sits in a tree from Conowingo Fisherman's Park

Juvenile bald eagle (Copyright 2017 Wilbur Su, all rights reserved)

 

Besides the bald eagles, there were many gulls.

A gull flies over the Susquehanna River

Gull (Copyright 2017 Wilbur Su, all rights reserved)

 

And double-crested cormorants.

Double-crested cormorants fly over the Susquehanna River

Double-crested cormorants (Copyright 2017 Wilbur Su, all rights reserved)

 

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.

 

 

Copyright 2017 Wilbur Su, manymilesmanyplaces.com, all rights reserved.

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