First feeding; Rosie and baby - April 10th, 2012

Apologies for the poor quality of the screen shots below.

Baby looking up at Rosie, crying for breakfast:


At about 6:50AM, Bobby brought a rat to Rosie to feed to their firstborn. 


Rosie got up and started to pick at the rat to feed the baby a morsel:


Her back was blocking the camera but she moved as though she were feeding the eyass (baby Red-tailed Hawk):


Rosie nestled in to warm the baby and the other egg. Bobby returned to the nest for a few minutes to check in on the family before leaving again:


This first feeding occurred around the same time Violet fed Pip for the first time last season. On May 7th, 2011 Pip had her first meal around 6:35AM. 

This afternoon's feeding was better in that we were able to then see the baby get food directly:





Meanwhile, the second egg is pipping. You can see the hole in the upper right-hand edge of the egg in the shot below: