March 5, 2020
The morning feeding turned out much better than originally anticipated. There was a fairly prompt fly around with one eagle on the ground and watching me closely as I finished throwing out the chicken. Having only spotted a half dozen or so eagles on arrival, ultimately 20 - 25 made an appearance and when they came to ground put on a good show.
The second feeding was almost the opposite. I counted a dozen or so eagles on arrival but there were at least three times that in ravens and crows. There were several false starts, which all began with decent aerial action but fizzled out with only one or two eagles coming to ground but departing again quickly. I had to leave at 11:20 and the main show hadn't begun by then. When I returned two hours later all the chicken was gone but whether into the beaks of ravens and crows or eagles I cannot tell.
We welcomed another visitor from Ontario - just outside Kanata - today. The remainder were good N.S. citizens from metro, Digby, Bridgewater, etc.
Colder weather is still forecast and the possibility of some snow, so I will persist with the 8:30 and 10:30 feedings. But after a very good week last week we have strayed again into iffy territory. If you come be prepared for a wait.
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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!