We Energies names newly-hatched falcons after heroes and helpers of COVID pandemic

Updated: 4:43 p.m. on May 13, 2021

OAK CREE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- We Energies has released the officials names for the newly-hatched peregrine falcons on top of their Oak Creek power plant. 

The chicks will be named "Beaker," for the scientists fighting the Covid pandemic, "Checkers," for the grocery store employees who have kept working through the pandemic, and of course, one of the birds will be named "Fauci," in honor of the doctors.

The hatchlings will get their ID bands next week.


Posted: 1:35 p.m. on May 10, 2021

OAK CREEK, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The We Energies peregrine falcon chicks are growing bigger and stronger each day, but they still don't have names! 

The first baby peregrine falcon of season hatched at the We Energies Oak Creek Power Plant back in April, and the rest soon followed. 

This year, We Energies' "#SquaktheVote" looks to name the chicks after the heroes and helpers of the COVID-19 pandemic -- and they need your help! 

The names include Fauci in honor of all the doctors, nurses and healthcare workers, "Teach" in honor of the teachers who have had the difficult task of educating our kids both in the classroom and online, "Siren" in honor of the police officers, firefighters and EMTs who have kept us safe, and many more. 

You can choose up to five names. View the full list of names and vote for your favorite HERE

Meantime, you can watch the nest LIVE just below: 

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