Early this month I attended the 20th. annual Eagle watch. Each winter the community of Sheffield Mills hosts hundreds of Bald Eagles.
Sheffield Mills is a small agricultural community situated in Nova Scotia’s beautiful Annapolis Valley.
There are many poultry farms in the area. There is always a certain amount of mortality in high density housing of hens. This is a good source of food for the Eagles , hence the high population of these avian predators during the winter months in this area.
Each day during the weeks of the Eagle watch a fresh supply of dead poultry is placed at the observation area. The Eagles arrive and in greater numbers than than usual.
There are as many observers and Photographers as Eagles, patiently waiting for the birds to approach the feeding site.