April 19 marks a major milestone for two of the three eaglets. For the first time NC and #2 fed themselves. Between 7:05 and 7:24 this evening NC first stood on the fish and pulled pieces off (photo #1), and then chick #2 did the same (photo #2). It takes muscle, coordination, balance and the ability to stand up before eagles can feed for themselves. For the past few days all three eaglets have been observed pecking at a fish while one of the adults stood on the fish. For the next few days the adults will still feed the chicks, but by next week the chicks will be on their own to feed on food brought to the nest and left for them.