It was another interesting day, mild but with a bite still in the wind. The 9:30 feeding went off as planned with four buckets being fed. The action began as I left the field with eagles going straight to the ground to feed. There were numerous eagles - I counted about 50 - so there was a decent flying display but the main action was on the ground.
We also received a tremendous bonus as a coyote appeared on the flats in front of the trees along Bains Road. He/she darted into the woods a couple of times but emerged to take a chicken dropped by an eagle. He/she then moved into the field before being frightened off by a car starting.
Some good photos were taken which show a ring around the neck reminiscent of dried blood. Could this animal have been caught in a snare? In any event I know that some people like to walk down the tree lines and into the woods searching for eagle feathers. I urge you not to do this alone now that the coyote presence has been confirmed.
Buoyed by the first feeding I returned for a second at about 11:20. The available chicken was of a smaller variety so most of the action was in the air and the taking of food on the wing. There was a small ground display but nothing like the earlier session.
We had visitors - two footed this time! Two gentlemen from Quebec City added us to their itinerary for a trip to PEI and a lady from Alabama has moved to the area recently so she still carries the 'bama plates on her car. Also present were member of a home schooling group who plan a bigger visit at the end of the month.
We're going with the same 9:30 and 11:30ish times tomorrow. Be early for the second if you can.