The eagle count remains strong as we wind down proceedings for another year. On the 26th we had a count of 45 for the first feeding followed by 32 for the second. In both cases there was a decent aerial display and good action once the eagles came to ground. The driving sleet for the second feeding made viewing unpleasant.
There were no sightings of Redneck on the day.
The numbers continued strong this morning with 55 eagles counted for the first session. Both the aerial display and ground display outshone the previous day. Redneck was seen briefly down the eastern edge of the field before disappearing into the woods about a quarter of the way down. There was no report on his condition.
For the second feeding there was a delay of about 10 minutes before the aerial action began. I counted 18 eagles at the outset but these had increased to 45 before the end of the session. The aerial display was good but it was the ground action which stood out today.
The number of visitors is well down as one would expect. Some are content to view from their car and the few that venture out with cameras are well spaced: more like six yards than six feet.
We are heading into the final weekend and I am sure that many of you will choose to stay home. I know you'll be there in spirit so I'll just say, "Stay well." For those of you coming it's 9:30 and 11:30 both days. It's supposed to be cold overnight but warming considerably through the day and staying warm for Sunday. On this basis I would bet that the early Saturday feeding will be the best.