Every year hundreds of American Bald Eagles gather on the Susquehanna River at the Conowingo Hydroelectric Dam in Maryland. Starting in early November through the first weeks in December Eagles can be seen fishing, chasing, and perching on the grounds of the park that Exelon Energy provides there. Eagles are peculiar birds, some days active and some not. It takes more than one visit to get a sense of how many birds are gathered there. What brings them here is of course food. The base of the dam provides plenty of fish for them as well as many species of Gulls, Cormorants and Great Blue Herons. Adults as well as juveniles circle the river looking for that next meal. It is not unusual to see five or more circling at one time, making it difficult to know which one to watch that is going to dive in for the catch. This is quite an incredible place, Probably the largest gathering of Eagles in the Eastern USA.