It's best to keep your eyes averted while attempting to get the job done.
.Though do keep in mind that part of this "game" is to allow the attackers to become incredibly angry but also overconfident so they can be nabbed for an additional entree.
As you can see the Mocking Birds are beside themselves with rage. I'm told that the pair have a nest nearby.
They aren't giving up.
He's keeping a particular eye on something.
Then back to prep.
A feather could lacerate an eye. His nictitating eyelid has closed.
Another angle but not terrific either.
Pale Male begins plucking feathers as the fledglings aren't up to plucking and even opening prey very well on their own yet.
Feathers are flying all over. Including some of Pale Male's on occasion.
And here comes Mocking Bird yet again.
It's getting late so I'll post this while I work on the next section
More to come tonight....