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!