If you stepped away from watching the Hanover nest after the passing of the eaglet and not knowing how the parents would deal with it, it is okay again. Dad eagle removed the deceased eaglet from the nest all together, so it is not visible in the nest at all at this point. They continue to incubate the remaining egg, although, unfortunately, we are quite likely past the hatching window for the egg (although it is still possible).
I know many are wondering what the parents will do going forward. I’ve seen nests where parents incubated for weeks past a viable egg date, and others where fairly soon after the hatching window passed, they resumed their normal non-raising-babies life. Other times, it is possible for a second clutch – where eggs are laid again. It is good to remember that, in general, the only time and reason that the eagles use the nest is to raise little ones. Otherwise, they live their lives primarily away from the nests. They will do what they need to, to keep ‘ownership’ of the nest. How vigorously they have to keep close to the nest to do that, depends on the area they are in and how much competition for nests exists. There are lots of factors that affect the eagles lives and their actions, and ultimately, the eagles and mother nature will guide what path they take. My thoughts are just based on the wonderful peeks we have gotten into their lives over the years that we have had eaglecams and are by no means the only options. Link to cam: http://hdontap.com/index.php/video/stream/bald-eagle-live-cam