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Peregrine Chicks Hatching At WPS-WE Energies Towers

WE Energies Group

Here's a link to live cam websites.

The latest additions to the family arrived this week at the Wisconsin Public Service tower at Weston. Two of four Peregrine falcon eggs hatched as WPS spokesperson Matt Cullen describes...

"On Monday we had the first two Peregrine falcon chicks of 2020 hatch at the Weston Power plant. That coincides with an opportunity to name one of the Peregrine falcon chicks that hatch..."

Peregrine falcons Sheldon and Rosalee are nesting at the Weston Power Plant for the sixth straight year. On the parent company WE Energies website is a list Wisconsin-themed names, including 'Brandy', "Kringle" and "Polka".

Participants can vote for their favorite name as many times as they would like through May 17. There's also live webcams where you can watch the hatchlings develop. The newest peregrine falcons are the 36th and 37th chicks to have been born at the Weston Power Plant.

We Energies and WPS have supported re-establishment of peregrine falcons in Wisconsin since the early 1990s. Since then, several hundred peregrine falcon chicks have been born, named and banded at our power plants and facilities in Wisconsin and Michigan. 22 percent of peregrine falcons born in the wild in Wisconsin were hatched at We Energies and WPS facilities.

falcons became endangered in the 1960s. The falcons are drawn to tall structures which make many of the We Energies and WPS facilities good nesting sites.

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