Here’s the rundown from all six company nest boxes:
Pleasant Prairie Power Plant
Olivia and PBR laid four eggs between March 26 and April 1. Only two of their eggs hatched. Sharkie and Thunder Claw were named and banded on May 28. Third graders from Stocker Elementary School in Kenosha attended the banding and named the chicks.
Oak Creek Power Plant
Eclipse and Scott laid four eggs between March 27 and April 3. Unfortunately, none of the eggs hatched. They were left unprotected while mom and dad battled an intruding falcon who tried taking over the site. But Eclipse and Scott still got to care for two young. Peregrine Manager Greg Septon transplanted two chicks from another site to Oak Creek after their dad was found injured and unable to help care for the chicks. Foster and Wheeler were named by power plant employees when they were banded on May 28.
Port Washington Generating Station
Brinn and Ives laid four eggs between March 28 and April 4. All four eggs hatched, and the young were banded on June 3. Veterans from the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight program and employees’ families attended the banding and named the chicks – Norman, Spikey, Suzie and LoriAnn.
Valley Power Plant
Hercules and an unbanded female laid four eggs between March 27 and April 3. All four eggs hatched, and the young were banded on June 1. Fifth graders from Carollton Elementary School in Oak Creek attended the banding and named the chicks after gases from the period table – Argon, Radon, Xenon and Krypton.
Milwaukee County Power Plant
A banded female from Ohio and Asa laid four eggs between April 14 and 21. Three of the eggs hatched, and the young were banded on June 16. The chicks were named Artemis, Busby and Murdock.
Presque Isle Power Plant
Maya Angelou and an unbanded male laid three eggs between April 15 and 21. All three eggs hatched, and the young were banded on June 14. Plant employees and their families attended the banding and named the chicks – Wompus, Seppie and Spencer.
More than 200 peregrine falcons have been born at We Energies power plants. Our company was one of the first to get involved in Wisconsin’s peregrine falcon recovery effort. Although much progress has been made, the peregrine remains listed as an endangered species in both Wisconsin and Michigan.