Blackout Saturday I'll call it as the power was out around here from about 12:30 a.m. with mine coming back on about 1:30 p.m. Without electricity independent source of heat my indoor temperature had dropped to 12 degrees when the heat came back on. Thank heavens for the cat!
Of course there's no power at the eagle feeding site at the best of times and about 40 eagles showed up for the 8:30 feeding. A good aerial display but not much happening on the ground. It was cold and windy.
The second feeding was delayed because I needed to meet with a farmer to pick up some chicken but I was only about 10 minutes late. The chicken was spread on the upper level as looking back up the slope meant the snow blew at a 45 degree angle towards the camera lenses. I got the chicken fairly close to the photographers and spectators who numbered about 20. After a short while the eagles put on an excellent show both in the air and on the ground. I counted about 50 eagles for the second feeding.
Tomorrow will again have two feedings at 8:30 and 10:30.
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!