February 24th, 2020
We continue to have good luck with the new feeding strategy.
It was overcast with some distant fog for the 8:30 feeding. A good flyby started immediately on my leaving the field and the eagles - about 40 of them - hurried to pick up the small chickens thrown out. They were soon down on the ground to tackle the bigger stuff. Overall this was a good showing.
By 10:30 were were bathed in sunlight and warmer temperatures. It was somewhat against expectation that the aerial display started almost immediately and built quickly. We had about 50 eagles at the site for this feeding. The display on the ground was quite spectacular with many spats and contests over the food. This was an excellent show which lasted about half an hour.
Once again we entertained a visitor from Ontario. Glad you were able to include us in your itinerary!
Given the success of the past two days I am committing to two feedings at 8:30 and 10:30 for Tuesday and Wednesday. These will be warm days so there is no guarantee of activity but you won't freeze your toes off waiting!
Snow is in the forecast for Thursday so we will extend the current two feedings to then.
Finally, the plan is to keep the feedings going until the final weekend of March 28th and 29th. I will then use the following five days to wean off the eagles to a single feeding a day. The final day under this strategy will be Friday April 3rd..
2/24/2020 12:32:44 pm
Excellent photo opportunities today.
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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!