It was another disappointing day. The 8:30 feeding had a fairly prompt start with only a 5 minute wait, but the numbers were low at 30 - 35 eagles. There was not a great deal of aerial action but some good activity on the ground.
The recent pattern of long delays for the second feeding continued. After half an hour I left on a chicken run, returning half an hour later to find that the eagles still had not come down. It was about 2:00 pm by the time I got back and by that time the show was over. There were still a few eagles around and I had counted about 20 before I left on my errands. I can't comment on the quality of the show.
We had several people in from Bridgewater and two from Moncton as well as the returning folks from Quebec City.
I will go with the regular 8:30 and 10:30 feedings through to Saturday as the forecast is for colder temperatures. It being the weekend I will probably do the same for Sunday but I am already thinking of a single feeding for next week and contemplating what time to choose. At the moment 9:30 is the front runner. Feel free to comment on these plans as I will take your views into account.
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!