Hi all and welcome back!
It's welcome back to the eagles as well as I have received reports of upward of 20 eagles feeding nearby. These would likely not include any of our annual migrants.
The behind the scenes work is progressing nicely. The official Eagle Watch weekends are early this year: January 25th and 26th and February 1st and 2nd. I expect feeding to commence on Boxing Day.
The weather has been cold but as yet no snow has lasted more than a couple of days. It is supposed to be warmer and rainy this week - not what we want. Let's hope that we don't have a repeat of last year's icy conditions.
Once I get started feeding I will post reports on the conditions, feeding times, number of birds and any other useful information. The target feeding times this year are 8:30 am and 10:30 am with the possibility of a 12:30 feeding subject to availability and demand.
Last year was a nightmare for traffic during the two weekends. We are working to alleviate that problem, so watch this space for further information.
Malcolm lives in Sheffield Mills and is our resident eagle feeder. He feeds the eagles daily and has a unique relationship with these large birds. These are his adventures!