Yes they are.
That chick in my last two pix's looks like its ready to eat on its own, and I have seen it pick at several deposits. In my last post do you see in the third pix down where the rabbit is laying? In the next pix (4th down) the rabbit is covered with nesting material, but the chick is working the rabbit carcass underneath.
I wish I could save the action video and post it here, there is probably a way, but I haven't found it yet. In the fifth pix the chick is done for awhile and took a look over the side of the nest to see how far she could go but thought, maybe I shouldn't.
That's what I mean, I can leave stills of interesting moments, but it's better if one watches for awhile to see the interaction of the family.
The supplies/groceries are a feast or famine situation, from what I've seen there's food underneath some of the bedding for the nest, I wouldn't munch on it, but eagles are known to eat carrion
This is a fresh kill about an hour ago, 4pm edt:
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