According to Albert Einstein, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
Today I drove to the Eagle Watch in Sheffield Mills for the second time.
My previous visit which had been a disappointing experience, had been in January of 2010.
Eagles first started visiting the area in the winter months, to feed on shellfish found along the Bay of Fundy mud flats. Kings County is home to 90% of the poultry producers in Nova Scotia, and local farmers started to supplement the eagle's diet by throwing chicken scraps out for them.
Over two weekends in late January and Early February visitors flock to the area to watch the eagles feeding.
|See the eagle ?|
Photographers were certainly flocking to the area, but sadly the eagles weren't.
A couple of eagles hung out in distant tree at the far end of this field.
The "Watchers" stood at one end of the field, stomping from foot to foot, trying to stay warm as we stared at a pile of dead chickens mounded mid-field.
We watched in frustration as some idiot woman walked her dog around the perimeter of the field, thus ensuring that no self-respecting eagle would venture near.
I've seen eagles on my explorations of this marvellous province, but was tempted back to Eagle Watch by the lure of multiple, nay "scads" of eagles.
So, do I go back next year for a third time ?
What would Einstein say if I did ?