Saturday was a big day at the hawk nest. The parents started training the fledglings that food would be delivered outside of the nest. The mother first ate a mouse in front of the fledglings, and then an hour later let them beg and beg until one of them grabbed a rat from her as she sat on a nice level branch. One of the fledglings eat a rat on the ground and had an encounter with a squirrel, before its sibling joined it. While all of this happened both parents kept watch.
For the hawk watchers present to see the morning action, it was pure bliss.