Long time hawkwatcher Stella Hamilton was out with her trusty scope, late Saturday, and watched as Pale Male hunted at the playground.
Stella saw him nab a good sized rat. He ate half (with large prey he will often eat some making it easier to carry up to the nest) and at 7:56PM Pale Male took the rest up to Octavia. Instead of leaving with it, as is her usual habit to eat, Octavia stayed on the nest to eat.
Stella took it as a sign that the feeding of eyeasses might well be coming up.
AND TODAY, AT 3:00PM PALE MALE TOOK WHAT WAS LIKELY ANOTHER RAT UP TO THE NEST. OCTAVIA BEGAN TO PULL IT INTO SMALL PIECES. SHE THEN DIPPED HER HEAD INTO THE NEST BOWL WITH CLASSIC FEEDING MOTIONS!!!
HAPPY HAWKING... AND BRING OUT THE CIGARS!