I, too, hope that the pair of eagles will return to the cell phone tower on U.S. 301 North. One day the nest was there and the next day it was gone.
I expressed my concern to Fish and Wildlife last year when a similar disappearance of the nest occurred, and they advised me that it is not unheard of for juveniles to destroy a nest when they fledge and that the adults usually have an alternate nest nearby.
In support of the owners of the tower, they are limited to a short maintenance “window” to make repairs or update equipment and during the summer there was a lot of activity at the tower on several different occasions.
Crates and cable spools could be seen stored at the bottom of the tower. I would certainly expect that they received any necessary permits to work on the tower during the non-nesting season.
George W. Case