The wind was as bitter today as a jilted lover which turned a relatively mild temperature into a deeply sub-zero feel. The oft promised snow once again failed to materialize leaving us with ice pellets and freezing rain. There is snow in the forecast for the next three days and with the nights being cold and the days creeping just above zero the snow, if it comes, should stay a while.
The weather not withstanding it was another good day of eagle watching. Both feedings boasted about 60 eagles give or take. For the 8:30 feeding the aerial display began before I got into my car to leave the field as three eagles circled around me, one swooping to take a decent sized chicken on the fly. Many followed as I drove away. There being only two buckets the aerial display was stronger than the ground display and the chicken was hoovered up in about 15 minutes.
The 10:30 feeding also began with a strong aerial display but the extra bucket of chicken allowed for more ground action and a longer overall display.
A shout out again to the father and son team who drove down from Ontario. I gave Huntsville a nod yesterday, today a nod goes to the father's home of Bomanville.
I can confirm 8:30 and 10:30 feedings for Friday and over the weekend.
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!