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First peregrine falcon chick of 2021 hatches at Weston Power Plant

Wisconsin Public Service’s (WPS) peregrine falcons are celebrating an early Mother’s Day gift,...
Wisconsin Public Service’s (WPS) peregrine falcons are celebrating an early Mother’s Day gift, as the first of their four eggs hatched Tuesday inside the company’s Weston Power Plant nest box.(Wisconsin Public Service)
Published: May. 4, 2021 at 10:52 AM CDT
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ROTHSCHILD, Wis. (WSAW) - Tuesday afternoon the first of four peregrine falcon eggs hatched at the Weston Power Plant.

Wisconsin Public Services said the first signs of hatching appeared around 8:15 a.m. There are four eggs in the nest box.

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The newest bundle of joy is the 18th chick that proud parents Sheldon and Rosalee have welcomed during their six years nesting together. Since 2006, nearly 40 peregrine falcons have hatched at the Weston Power Plant.

With seven eggs hatching in the last week, WPS and its sister company We Energies are looking for help choosing names for the new arrivals. Customers and peregrine falcon fans can vote for their favorite name inspired by the heroes and helpers of the COVID-19 pandemic now through May 11.

WPS and We Energies are part of a statewide effort to restore the peregrine falcon population. Since the first successful nest in the mid-’90s, 410 peregrine falcons have hatched at their facilities. Falcons Sheldon and Rosalee are back for their sixth year in a row at WPS’ Weston Power Plant.

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