The colder weather brought an increase in eagles and a decrease in humans with only two spectators at each of the two feedings today.
The early feeding started again with the usual half dozen stalwart eagles in waiting. Again there was a brief aerial display which started within five minutes followed quickly by ground action. Numbers built quickly and in the end I counted 35 - 40 eagles.
Redneck put in another brief appearance. Today I had my binoculars with me and from one angle it definitely looked like Redneck wore a tracking collar, but this was not confirmed by other angles. My lenses don't have the magnifying power to determine the issue once and for all so in the interim I am bowing to yesterday's finding of an injury.
It was 11:30 before i finished the second feeding which drew an immediate aerial response. The sitting numbers had doubled to about a dozen. Action was slow to develop with one or two eagles on the ground and several more circling above, but the numbers grew steadily. By the end I counted 40 - 45 and the second show was better both aerially and on the ground.
More cold is forecast for tonight and tomorrow so I will continue with 9:30 and 11:30 feedings.