Excuse me for being non-PC but I think this is totally retarded. So maybe he only two survive or maybe only one. Who better to raise those birds than the parent. Instead there will be three that will no longer have a natural fear of human environs and quite possibly not survive long after release.Yes, your missing something. But I'll recap. This morning at just after 10:00 all three eaglets were removed from the nest and taken to the Wildlife Center of Virginia where they will be kept until being released back to the wild late this summer or early fall. It was decided that a single parent would not be able to keep up with the feeding demands of three eaglets that would soon triple in size.
The pictures inside the spoiler are screen shots I took of the live webcam feed both of the empty nest after the eaglets were removed and the father eagles return to the nest (at about 2:15 pm) with a fish only to find them gone. The father eagle stood there taking it in for about 25 minutes before he flew off leaving the fish laying in the nest. Tonight at about 6:00 pm the father returned, looked around for a few minutes and took the fish with him when he left.