It was another beautiful sunny day but the wind was bitter. We had about a half dozen people for the 8:30 feeding at which about 40 eagles swooped down more-or-less instantly for a good show.
However the 10:30 feeding was different. It took fifteen minutes for the eagles to come down. It was gradual at first with much more flying displays than ground action. But once it kicked off on the ground there was action everywhere. I estimate about 60 eagles but it was difficult to get a count because the movement was constant and the disputes intense. It was difficult to focus your attention as so much was happening.
At one point we looked high in the sky to see a red tailed hawk soaring across the field hundreds of feet in the air.
One of my pleasures is the people I meet while feeding the eagles. Today was no exception as I met not only the regular visitors who have become "eagle friends" but also those from distant climes. So greetings to the couple from Ottawa, the ex-pat from Kent now N.S resident and a special "Wilkommen" to the lady from Germany who is now a regular visitor during the eagle watch season
We happy dozen enjoyed quite a show today.
Feeding times tomorrow are 8:30 and 10:30 as usual.
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!