December 31, 2019
It was a really dark morning with heavy cloud cover - I couldn't believe it has been 10 days since the solstice. It wasn't that cold at -2 but the wind, though light has swung around to the Northeast and was bitingly cold: a harbinger of the storm to come.
The early feeding was at 8:30 and the line of chickens went about half way down the slope. We had forty eagles and the action began within five minutes. Only three photographers present.
The 10:30 feeding was well attended by both onlookers and eagles, there being roughly 50 of the latter and 20 of the former. Good shows both sessions but the wind direction meant the feeding on the wing took place with the eagles flying away from the photographers, so less than ideal.
I was minded to have a single feeding tomorrow but have been bullied into two by photographers and eagle numbers. With some deference to party goers and those living in Metro I will do the feedings at 9:00 and 11:00. Take care travelling as road conditions may be icy if the temperature drops.
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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!