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Weston Power plant baby falcons receive new name


Four baby falcon chicks recently hatched on top of the Weston Power Plant.

Since they hatched power plant officials held a naming contest.

Students from around the Weston area submitted suggestions.

The winning names were Skydancer, PJ, Lacey, and Snow.

The students who came up with those names received awards and took pictures with the birds.

This rooftop nesting spot was built by plant employees and anchored on the roof about 13 years ago.

"Today, over 50% of all of the peregrines produced in the state of Wisconsin are produced at power plants," said Greg Septon, Bird Specialist.

The power plant has helped 20 baby falcons hatch since the program started.

Bird specialists say power plants like the one in Weston help play a big role in the survival of the peregrine falcon species.

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