Another good eagle watching day with 50 - 60 birds at the 8:30 feeding and 70+ at the 10:30. Crowds seem a bit smaller as we didn't make double figures for either feeding. As has mostly been the case the eagles came down within five minutes with the odd sneak attack while I was still distributing chicken.
We are conducting a photographers' survey this year - so if you see me with my clipboard don't be shy. We are trying to put package deals together for those staying more than a day and even trying to add an afternoon attraction for day trippers. Having some solid numbers will help us to attract partners for delivering these items.
Two very different sightings to report. The first was a flight of 5 red tailed hawks at the feeding site. They were "escorted" off the premises by a raven.
The second was toward Hillaton on Saxon Street where over 100 Canada geese were organizing themselves into flight formation.
I will go with two feedings again tomorrow but it is possible that I will have to revert to single feedings during the week in order to maintain adequate supplies for the weekends. Watch this space.
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!