The switch to a single 9:30 feeding proved very successful today. It was sub-zero overnight but relatively mild and sunny this morning. Only three people showed up to see the eagles but they were treated to quite a show.
The action began as I was driving off the field with a truly excellent and extended aerial display. Numbers were up - I counted about 50 eagles this morning. The ground display that followed was also very good, so I intend to repeat the recipe tomorrow. If the number continues at the higher level I may reconsider the number of feedings, but I think the 9:30 time is convenient as it gives a gap after the local farmers have thrown out their chicken.
Also, I fed four buckets today versus the usual five between two feedings which was the previous practice.
Before I change the routine again I first need to confirm the trend to higher numbers and higher activity levels.
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!