January 29th, 2020
The colder weather boosted numbers today with 60+ eagles at both feedings. There was good action both times and which began within moments of me leaving the field.
We had a good crowd - over a dozen - from PEI, New Brunswick and Quebec along with some regulars from metro and the local vicinity. Welcome to all, but especially to those from further afield.
A golden eagle was reported at the site, though photographic evidence is yet to confirm this identification which took place at a distance. While I think it would be a first here it is by no means impossible as at least one has become a winter visitor to the Tantramar Marshes. I have been promised a copy of the photo if a clear one was taken.
In addition several red tailed hawks were spotted by one photographer on the way to the site.
I did some scouting around today after the feedings. There were a few beside the pond at the bottom of the Saxon Street hill down from Blueberry Acres, some hanging around the fields opposite the church on Middle Dyke Road and several in the woods along Fred Thomas Road. I looked for some in Pereau where I have had reports of regular sightings, but I couldn't see any today.
We will have two feedings again tomorrow at 8:30 and 10:30.
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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!