Peregrine Falcon chicks making progress atop WE Energies plant
two brothers officially tagged and tested
MILWAUKEE-Friday was a big day for the newly hatched Peregrine falcon chicks.
They were retrieved from their nesting box and their parents atop the We Energies Power Plant on Canal Street.
Falcon expert Greg Septon with the sometimes delicate, sometime challenging task of giving their wildlife bands and necessary blood tests.
Delighted fifth graders from Cedar grove Middle School got a front row seat.
And who was more intrigued these little guys looking up at the stranger new creature around them, or the delight these young people had in seeing nature up close and taking part in helping to restore this endangered population.
This has been a long term commitment by We Energies which started putting up nesting boxes in the 1990's.
It's had several successful hatchings and says it's dedicated to getting the peregrine falcon off the endangered species list in Wisconsin.