February 21st, 2020
I missed yesterday's posting. The results yesterday were in keeping with the rest of the week. A reasonable early feeding followed by a lengthy delay for the second. Numbers were down on what has become our average.
Today was different. Cold temperatures for the second day running no doubt helped. Action was almost immediate for the first feeding as 50- 60 eagles were at the site. A good aerial display kicked things off followed by a very good session of ground action. The eagles were hungry and the frenzy only lasted about 15 minutes before the food was gone.
I awaited the second feeding with interest as a good second show would be against the trend of the week and be a positive influence on the future feeding pattern. And so it was! We had an excellent second showing with about 70 eagles in attendance. Again a good aerial display opened proceedings with an excellent ground show following. Also, the action lasted closer to half an hour.
So for Saturday and Sunday my plan is to cut back the early feeding from 3 buckets to 2 and follow up with 3 buckets for the second feeding. Feeding times will be the usual 8:30 and 10:30. We are expecting warmer temperatures so the lighter feeding may keep appetites keen. If this works I will keep the pattern going next week. If not I may well switch to a single feeding of 4 buckets at about 9:30. I will try to give 48 hours notice of this before putting it into effect.
There are news items to report. We had a visitor from Saskatchewan today, staying with his son in Metro. Welcome to him!
For those who took part in our survey this year, many thanks. The data collected is proving very interesting. The winner of the prize draw is Tim Whynott of Annapolis County. Congratulations, Tim!
Finally, many thanks to all those who have thus far contributed in the donations box. Special thanks to Melanie and Mat for their message.
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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!