Unfortunately, there are no signs of nesting in the cell tower. When I saw the bald eagles four days ago, they appeared to be frantically trying to build a brand new nest. As I left the cell tower that evening, though, I noticed them behave out of character by flying away together (unusual) in a direction they usually don't go. Seeing that, I had a sinking feeling they wouldn't be back. It was just too much work to build another nest so close to egg laying time. I've been there every day since at various times and haven't seen them. (If you look closely between the trees, you can see the stadium lights which are adjacent to where the eagle nest was located. The tower and lights are about the same height.)
So, over the past week, since Sarasota County legally destroyed the bald eagle nest, bright orange netting has been installed around all the stadium lights. Theoretically, according to state wildlife officials, the netting is supposed to prevent the eagles from landing in the lights and trying to nest again. They also have said that a protective net of some sort surrounded the left field lights this year -- but, the eagles somehow managed to finagle their way through it and build their nest. (My photos from earlier this month do not show a net…black, or orange, or any color. In fact, I watched the eagles fly in and out of their nest without any impediments from two different directions.)
So, this is what's around the lights now. Meanwhile, the Eddies are long gone.