March 6, 2020
Unfortunately it was another poor day of eagle watching. The 8:30 feeding had no immediate impact whatsoever for the about 20 eagles that eventually made it to the trees. I had to leave at 9:00 but when I returned for the 10:30 feeding the food from 8:30 was still there, barely touched although it was reported that some abortive action had occurred.
I trimmed the 10:30 feeding down to two buckets leaving a total of four on the field. Once again there was very little action - two flybys while I was there. I hung around until just after 11:00 and even the ravens weren't interested. When I returned at about 1:00 the action was over, so I can't comment on quantity or quality.
I feel bad for those who traveled from Metro or, in one case, St John NB, for a very poor show by our standards.
While I am committed to two feedings at the weekend (8:30 and 10:30) I am giving serious consideration to dropping down to one feeding next week (likely 9:30), so look for more news on that front tomorrow. It is forecast to be very cold tomorrow with a high of -7 and wind chill of -15. This should be cold enough to boost eagle numbers if in fact the bulk of the eagles are still around and not basking in sunlight at their nesting grounds. If you come, dress warmly and be prepared to wait.
3/7/2020 07:16:02 pm
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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!