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).