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The Eagles of Sheffield Mills, Nova Scotia

 
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Mar 04, 2017 06:55 |  #1

In the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Canada, is an area populated by more chickens than people. There are chicken farms everywhere, raising hundreds of thousands of chickens. Naturally there is some mortality, and many of the farmers have taken to feeding them to the local eagle population, to help them through the winter. There has been some discussion of the ethics of this, but it has brought back the population to what some say is an abnormally high level. All I can say is that the eagles like the idea.
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Mar 04, 2017 07:18 |  #2

You've got some really nice shots there. I would love the chance to see eagles in such numbers. As long as the chickens the farmers are feeding them are disease and parasite free, then I have no problem with them helping the eagles through the winter. Happy to hear their numbers are increasing.




  
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Mar 04, 2017 14:20 |  #3

Cracking set Ian, Hard to pick a favourite..!


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Mar 04, 2017 14:37 |  #4

Wow! What a spectacul. Hope we get to see more


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Mar 04, 2017 15:01 |  #5

Very nice series, let's hope the winter feedings does not harm the Eagles in any way.




  
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Mar 04, 2017 15:39 |  #6

No. 4 knocked my socks off!!(now my feet are cold!:-) All of them great as usual, Ian. What an opportunity! My concern which I know has been discussed much is any impact on natural survival/hunting skills long term.


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Mar 05, 2017 06:40 |  #7

jm4ever wrote in post #18291410 (external link)
You've got some really nice shots there. I would love the chance to see eagles in such numbers. As long as the chickens the farmers are feeding them are disease and parasite free, then I have no problem with them helping the eagles through the winter. Happy to hear their numbers are increasing.

Thanks for commenting jm. I agree with you.

cheffievrs wrote in post #18291788 (external link)
Cracking set Ian, Hard to pick a favourite..!

Many thanks Jason, nice to hear from you.

CaptBob wrote in post #18291808 (external link)
Wow! What a spectacul. Hope we get to see more

Thanks Bob. I was merciless in culling this series of shots. Shot 1160, kept 60. A couple more below.

dm1215al wrote in post #18291815 (external link)
Very nice series, let's hope the winter feedings does not harm the Eagles in any way.

The thinking is not. As soon as warmer weather comes and they stop feeding, the eagles head for the rivers and ocean shoreline for their preferred diet of fish.

ardeekay wrote in post #18291842 (external link)
No. 4 knocked my socks off!!(now my feet are cold!:-) All of them great as usual, Ian. What an opportunity! My concern which I know has been discussed much is any impact on natural survival/hunting skills long term.

Thanks Rog very much. Speaking of socks, a warm pair was required that day, plus heat packs for my gloves, there was a chill to the wind and that wind is what caused some of the odd angles the eagles showed us, along with some good hang time when approaching their target.


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