We would see them on various limbs of the pine trees testing their wings --
and making little tiny flights from branch to branch.
They were screeching all the time -- I could hear them first thing in the morning, and I thought the momma had quit feeding them (maybe her way of motivating them to learn to fly and get their own breakfast), but my son saw her do a drive-by feed where she flew over and dropped a snake into the nest and kept going. So she was still keeping an eye on them.
They have since learned to fly, but they haven't ventured too far from home base yet. We see (and hear) them all around the neighborhood.
Sometimes they are flying low and haphazardly, like teenagers learning to drive. My husband saw them practice their hunting skills today, playing with a worm.
sometimes looking quizzical.