I know, "What happened to February 2,2020?" Well, if you must know I made to my friend's house to watch the hockey game and fell asleep after half a beer!
So, a quick recap of Sunday is in order. The first two feeding went off without issue. It wasn't particularly thrilling but we had about forty eagles and the spectators were pleased, which is the main thing. Once again the third feeding had a delay before the eagles came down: the third time this happened in eleven feedings during the festival. As usual the patient were rewarded. It puzzles me that after such a display of apathy the eagles can be so aggressive when they finally come down to feed.
Numbers were down again relative to Saturday and I can't help but think that the midweek forecast of snow for Sunday put people off planning the journey to Eagle Watch. However, I am comparing the result to last year which was an all time record. In reality the turnout this year would be about average for the past 10 years and brings in the funds needed to operate our Community Hall for a year. In those terms it was a success and as the eagles were fed and the people seemed happy there is little more to say.
And so to today which had a kind of hangover feeling after the busy day yesterday. We had two successful feedings with an almost instant response to 8:30 and about a ten minute lag to the 10:30. The sun, as usual, makes a huge difference and we had two good displays from 40 or so eagles, the 10:30 being the marginally better show.
Having picked up some new stock we will have two feedings tomorrow at the usual 8:30 and 10:30.
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!