It has been a long time since my last blog entry on March 29th, 2020 and it is really good to be back.
I am pleased to report that my health issues are behind me, apart from the usual aches and pains of getting older. Thank you to all my well wishers and to Mike, Dylan, Peggy, Jim and Bridget who filled in for me last year.
This season I began feeding on December 20th. There are two feedings per day at 9:00 am and 11:00 am subject to storms and chicken availability. Up until a couple of weeks ago we were typically seeing 20 - 30 eagles but the last two weeks have seen an increase in numbers. Fifty is now typical with one report of 75 birds. It would appear that the migrants are moving in.
There appears to be less "competition" in the immediate area. I have not yet seen any activity on Fred Thomas Road or across from the Baptist Church on Middle Dyke Road. There have been sightings of snowy owls at Grand Pre not far from Evangeline Beach. There are at least three birds there.
The number of spectators at our site is usually five to ten during the week and double that on the weekends.
As you will see from the website the pancake breakfasts have fallen victim to Covid 19 again this year. Last year the donation box at our site saw $1,800 go into our hall operation fund. Many thanks for your generosity! Long may it continue!
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!