Oh no! Didn't their nest fall once before, and Bob/others managed to reconstruct one using some of the nesting material from the old one? That gave them a bit of familiarity, although eagles don't have a strong sense of smell. I hope they're both ok. The storms I've seen on camera and the way those cottonwood trees sway has always brought out my "human" rationale, instead of knowing they will do what is best. I always want them to somehow take their young and move to a safe shelter.
While it seems that mom did a great job with her brood without dad, all in all, that area was not the best for eagles this year. Maybe she will hook up with the new "man in the neighborhood", which seems to be his intention anyway, since he hung around so much. I just hope he didn't fight the original death to win the status of man of the nest.
I hope the north pair has a wonderful season next year. They sure deserve it. ---I'm glad to report that those being watched in my area have done fantastic so far. We saw one of the younger ones soaring around near the river. At least, we're pretty sure that's what it was. Their pickings are slim there because they have drained that particular lake to do dam repairs and in the process, it drew down the river, of course. Right now it looks more like the little creek in my back yard. But, mom and dad managed to find plenty of food for the ETSU eagles. I hope to hear of many more in our area in the next couple of years.
Meghan McCain:"The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great"
Spoken at her father's funeral on Sept. 1st, 2018