Mama dropped a rat off at about 10a.m. but it didn't get eaten until noontime. Branching baby made a dash back into the nest, sort of a running-flying kerflump. And it was Brancher who got the major portion of the rat. Mama began the rip, fed the youngest bit by bit. The middle baby can feed itself and Brancher got the whole rear end of the rat. Very satisfying. It's not easy getting such a huge portion down.
It's also not always possible to get dining images due to the nest construction, position of the hawks and the back-lighting. This lunch session was wonderful for documentation. Poor rat. Contented hawks.