Hi everyone, and Merry Christmas!
The eagle feeding got a head start today with two feedings. The first feeding was at 8:45. There were no eagles at the site and no other birds observed. I put out two buckets of small birds and one of medium sized birds. It was mild at +1 and the winds were from the west, light to moderate gusting to strong. Virtually all of the snow is gone with only trace amounts left on the field.
I checked back at 9:30 and there was quite a change. There were a dozen or more crows and one or two ravens feeding at the site and five adult eagles feeding sporadically.
The second feeding was at 10:35. There were six eagles in the trees or in the air, the five adults having been joined by one juvenile. The wind had picked up to a steady strong breeze, still from the west. The number of crows was up to about 20.
All the food from the first feeding was gone. I put out two more buckets of mixed small and medium birds. The eagles did not feed immediately.
We're under way and at ;east some eagles have rediscovered the site.
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!