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Peregrine Falcons Again Fly Over Weston Power Plant

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A sign of spring soars over north central Wisconsin, as peregrine falcons have returned to Wisconsin Public Service’s Weston Power Plant.

The falcons nicknamed Sheldon and Rosalee are back for their sixth year in a row.

WPS does have a webcam available to see what the birds are up to.

We Energies has similar setups at three of their plants.

There should be quite a bit of activity over the next couple of weeks.

Last year, the first eggs were laid around the end of March.

WPS and We Energies have been part of a statewide effort to restore the peregrine falcon population.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources added peregrine falcons to the state’s endangered species list in the 1970s.

Since their first successful nest in the mid-’90s, 410 peregrine falcons have hatched at facilities run by the two utilities.

The falcons are drawn to tall structures along Lake Michigan or major rivers, which make many of the WPS and We Energies facilities ideal nesting sites.