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Peregrine Falcons Banded and Named at WPS Weston Plant

11 Jun News

Four,nearly month old peregrine falcons in Weston have been banded and named.

The birds are part of a program that places nesting areas at Wisconsin Public Service Facilities. This most recent family in Marathon County was hatched around May 20.

They held a naming contest and the newest chicks are PJ, Snow, Skydancer and Lacy.

The peregrine falcon was placed on the endangered species list after having their population decimated by the use of DDT among other factors back in the 70′s.

Since that time the Wisconsin Peregrine Trust has been working to reintroduce breeding pairs around the state. Since 2006, 16 chicks have hatched at the WPS Weston plant in Marathon county.
More information and a video of the chicks hatching is available on the WPS website on their Environment page.