Bald Eagles

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  1. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    Just out side Wolfville (Home) there is an area called Sheffield Mills. Years ago a bunch of the chicken farmers around here decided to save all their dead birds and the last week of Jan. first week of Feb. they daily chuck out the carcasses in a particular field. They hoped that it might attract wildlife.
    There is now the "Sheffield Mills Eagle Watch" at this time every year. The local community hall puts on a breakfast every weekend and people come from all over to witness this event. Best part is it's only about 15 minutes from home! :mrgreen:
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    The last picture shows some of the carcasses and one eagle, by the time we left a bunch more had landed for a feast.
    There were dozens of 'em sitting in the trees, amazing to see.
    Wish I had a better camera. :(
     
  2. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    Just a quick update. There were obviously a lot of folks with better cameras than mine and one of them just posted his pictures in the local online paper. I added them on this link.
    Same place, same birds, better pictures. :thumbsup:

    http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia ... ield-mills
     

  3. Hog Wild

    Hog Wild New Member

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    Cool pictures! Wish we saw more of them in these parts, pretty much a rarity here.