I have been watching this couple along with  photographer Buddy Walker for the several weeks.  This week for the first time the Eagle couple have left their nest containing three to four week old Eaglets for extended periods of time.  The couple seem to be enjoying their freedom.  However either the male or the female remains on a protective perch while the other flies off to hunt.  Generally it takes a half hour for that parent to successfully return with prey.  The hunting parent then remains in the nest shredding prey for each hungry Eaglet.  Each separate feeding takes at least 45 minutes. While the feeding takes place the sentinel parent is free to begin its hunt.  These Bald Eagles perform a perfectly orchestrated tag-team hunt for hours at a time.