What I believe happens from the last experience...The first thing you might see is the female and one or two males sort of scouting the place. She may lay an egg in more than one place which I believe she did last time because the first few days until she laid the entire mother load, she'd waddle off on foot to another area nearby. I think she checked to see if the egg was disturbed. It's what I'm hoping that removing the eggs will accomplish.
Once she finds a safe nest, the male that accompanied her will mate and she'll lay an abundance of eggs. The male didn't appear again. (Going by last time).
She seems to have built in radar. Looking for a nesting area, they waddle around on foot from the lake, I'd estimate the distance about 2-1/2 city blocks. Once one is established, when she comes and goes to feed twice a day while she's sitting on the nest, she flies in. She lands within ten foot of the nest. This is from the previous session and where we'd probably be tomorrow.