The eyasses are fed till they can eat no more, and then they fall into food comas among the gruesome remains of their meals.
The eyasses are now getting so strong that one of them started to feed itself today in the disemboweled belly of a squirrel.
None of this would happen if not for the herculean efforts of the tiercel to provide food for his family. John Blakeman gives us this account of the extraordinary job Dad is doing:
"The tiercel is now in complete, full-time hunting mode. We are not likely to see him bringing any cursory twigs or leaves to the nest anymore. Now, for the next two or three weeks, it's crunch time for Dad. He's got to feed his rapidly-growing eyasses, all three of them, and his already full-sized formel (bigger than he). The tiercel is the lighter-colored bird on the left.
As for the three eyasses, they are all very healthy and strong. Not a weak one in the clutch. By the end of the week, everyone will be amazed at the obvious growth that will be seen. From now on out, almost till fledging, the eyasses will grow at a phenomenal rate