Sayreville Power Plant
(40.4802, -74.3538)
Electric Switching Yard Tower
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 - KevinR
aAdult Arrival4/2/17
bEgg Laying
bIncubation Initiation
cClutch Hatching
eFirst Chick Fledging
fChicks Last Observed
xNest Failure4/16/17
xReason For Nest Failureother

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2017 Nest Activity Report by KevinR
Adult arrival04/02/2017Nestlings
Nest OccupiedYesFledglings
Nest Active First chick fledging
Egg layingChicks last observed
Incubation initiationNest failure04/16/2017
Clutch hatchingReason for nest failureospreys chased off by nearby bald eagles

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Nesting Diaries

06/06/2019 by KevinR
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.

06/09/2017 by KevinR
Nest is collapsing - it is now 1/2 the height it was two months ago.

05/14/2017 by KevinR
This nest is still empty - and starting to look a bit ratty.

05/04/2017 by KevinR
The ospreys are gone. Crows were observed on the nest today.

04/28/2017 by KevinR
The eagles seem to now be leaving the ospreys alone. An osprey is sitting in the nest today. No 2nd bird spotted.

04/15/2017 by KevinR
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.