Checked the eagle nest today and watched for about 20 minutes around 12:30 PM. Hurricane Irma inflicted considerable damage to the trees around the nest but spared the nest tree. The Australian Pine adjacent to the left (east) appears to have been toppled or broken off at the base. The usual roost tree just along the road to the east has lost several major branches, including the one favored by the eagles as a resting place. The nest itself has lost about 1/3 of its bulk, on the right (east) side, and the nest it tilted down slightly in that direction, but I cannot say for sure whether this is any worse than the damage reported about 2-3 weeks before the hurricane. The major nest support branches are intact.The Melaleuca snags to the east which provided excellent viewing opportunities are almost all down-- only 3 or 4 remain at their original height, and only one of these seems substantial enough to offer support for roosting.No eagles were evident during my brief observation. I think the dead tree along the road near the end of the block where the eagles sometimes roosted has disappeared. Branches were broken off some of the live Melaleucas in front of the nest, probably affording a better view from the front, but obstructing the view from the right..
September 15 after hurricane Irma:
On August 27, after a severe wind storm, looked quite similar, suggesting that the hurricane did not inflict major damage: