It has been a day of adventures. It started with an okay 8:30 feeding which saw a reasonable show from about 40 eagles. With a relatively small crowd they were coaxed quite close to the cameras.
For the second feeding I was being filmed and interviewed by Jeremy who is offering tour packages which include a stop at the eagles. We had some fun with the photographers deciding where to throw the chickens.
I was afraid that the second presence on the field might spook the eagles but after 5 or 10 minutes they came down in force with 70+ eagles contributing to the show.
Also at the site was Herman DeCoste, a wood carver who will be offering hiking sticks capped by eagles, owls or a cardinal upstairs at the hall during the two eagle watch weekends. Herman has donated one as a draw prize for survey questionnaires we are running this year.
The adventure - or should I say misadventure? - climaxed when I got a phone call from a Sackville lady who told me she had lost her glasses either at the site or at eagle perches next to the white church on the way in to Port Williams. In fading light I dashed off in search of specs and returned empty handed to a message. The glasses had been found... in Hantsport! All's well that ends well.
Tomorrow two feedings at 8:30 (possible CBC presence) and at 10:30 (group of 20 from the newcomers club in attendance).
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!