WISCONSIN — The first We Energies peregrine falcon chicks of the year are here!
The first two chicks hatched Saturday night at Valley Power Plant in Milwaukee. There are eggs in four more sites across the state, which are expected to hatch in the coming days.
You can keep an eye on the newborn chicks, as well as the additional eggs, by checking out We Energies' live cameras here.
While you wait for the new chicks to be born, you can vote on names for the first two. You can choose from Cream Puff, Brandy, Scoop and more. However, "YouBetcha" has our vote. To vote, click here. Voting ends May 17.
Peregrine falcons have been on the endangered species list since the 1970's so it sure is nice to see some new chicks born!
Since We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service started their peregrine falcon program, 402 falcons have been born at their nests. According to We Energies, "The falcons are drawn to tall structures along Lake Michigan or major rivers, which make many of the We Energies and WPS facilities ideal nesting sites."