As an astute cam viewer pointed out, this
same day last year — June 14, Flag Day — was also a time of high drama at the nest, just as the eaglets were ready to leave. Both eaglets had been branching (jumping onto nearby tree limbs), and one appeared to have fledged.
The old cam did not have infra-red, so it was unclear what had happened.
What’s more, no one knew the fate of the eagle family.
Two days later, Duke Farms got permission to visit the nest tree. An account of that visit is here.
— Jim Wright