9:00 am feeding
It was -6 and overcast as I arrived at site. There had been a overnight powder snowfall amounting to about 4" (10 cm). I distributed 1 bucket of medium large chickens.
The action started in about 5 minutes, some aerial but mostly on the ground. There were 30 - 35 eagles and 8 spectators.
11:00 am feeding
The temperature had risen to -2 and some sun appeared through a partly cloudy sky. Dylan joined me in distributing a bucket of medium and a mixed bucket of chicks and small birds. Again the action started within 5 minutes. Eagle numbers had grown to over 50 and there were 15 spectators.
The aerial display was good with a number of chickens taken on the wing. Following up from earlier speculation about the success rates of this manoeuvre, I observed better success rates today. The powder snow is more like taking fish from the water, which seems to confirm my earlier view. Also, some of the chickens being taken were larger.
There was also an excellent display on the ground. We have had a good string of excellent shows seemingly coinciding with the arrival of the migrant birds to swell numbers and increase demand.