Originally Posted by Emproph
Interesting. Perhaps the bird was meant to signify both.
The ones "taken" could be understood as eagles who saw the overview and gathered together on purpose.
But the ones "left" would be vultures, or the victims of vultures. Those without "sight," stuck with each other by the nature of their common confusion. The kind of people that would invariably turn on each other, aka 'eat each other' like "vultures."
At the time, especially in Jewish culture, there was no real difference between an eagle and a vulture - they were both considered carrion eaters and, therefore, unclean.