It was another cold start at minus 12 and I had expected more eagles than turned up. In fairness there were about 40 and at least that many at another site a mile or so away.
We had about a dozen people on site with two from Moncton and two from Quebec City. Welcome to all. The first feeding got off to a slow start with the eagles taking 5 - 10 minutes to come down and a fairly tame aerial display at first. However, there was good action once they came to ground.
A similar delay greeted the second feeding at 10:30 but I think both the ground and aerial displays were better the second time around. The ground action was particularly hectic. There were lots of eagles in the trees and I estimate 50+ eagles for the second feeding.
I am not going for a third feeding this week unless we get a particularly long and deep cold snap. I think the eagles have been well fed and I think that this has reduced their appetite. So,it will be 8:30 and 10:30 tomorrow. If you're from out of province please let me know as I'd like to thank you personally for taking the trouble to visit us!
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!