Beware the three feeding day! Three feedings yesterday and milder weather brought a long delay on the second feeding today.
The first feeding went well with about 65 eagles counted and a prompt start to the action, which provided good aerial and excellent ground displays. However, there was a forty-five minute wait for the eagles to come down for the second feeding. I had departed to do some errands and by the time I returned the action was over. I didn't get a count and can't comment on the quality of the display.
On the strength of that I cancelled the third feeding at noon. I did, however, return at 2:00 pm and threw out a single bucket of small to medium chickens - more to empty the bucket that fill the eagles. I counted about a dozen at the time but there were more in the trees when I returned. What I saw was mostly aerial - to be expected given the size of chicken I threw out.
We are supposed to get snow overnight. I can confirm the 8:30 and 10:30 feedings and have reserved stock for a possible third feeding, which will depend on demand from above (in the trees).
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!