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Sayreville Power Plant
Electric Switching Yard Tower
Nest Location Description:
Switching yard tower in the closed JCP&L Sayreville power plant on the Raritan River. LAT 40o 28.81'N LON 074o 21.23'W
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2017 Nest Activity Report by
First chick fledging
Chicks last observed
Reason for nest failure
ospreys chased off by nearby bald eagles
Photos of this nest
This nest no longer exists. The tower is clean of any nesting material, and when ospreys tried to nest here in 2017, nearby eagles drove them off.
Nest is collapsing - it is now 1/2 the height it was two months ago.
This nest is still empty - and starting to look a bit ratty.
The ospreys are gone. Crows were observed on the nest today.
The eagles seem to now be leaving the ospreys alone. An osprey is sitting in the nest today. No 2nd bird spotted.
This nest did have an osprey on it last week, but a eagle pair is nesting only a quarter mile away, and the male eagle drove the ospreys off the nest. See the picture of the eagle on the nest after the eviction.