New Peregrine Falcon Chicks Get Names
New Peregrine Falcons Chicks are arriving at WPS nests in Green Bay and WausauPhoto: Image by Wisconsin Public Service
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Wisconsin Public Service says as many as eight Peregrine Falcon Chicks will be nesting at its sites in Green Bay and Wausau. Four eggs at each location are starting to hatch.
Click on the photo gallery above to see pictures of the Peregrine Falcon Chicks.
WPS held a contest to name the chicks. Winners are listed below:
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"Boston" named by Emily Dehn, 2nd grader at Dickinson Elementary De Pere, in honor of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.
"Zippin" named by Grant Strencki, 5th grader at Lannoye Elementary Pulaski, after the Zippin Pippin Roller Coaster ride at Bay Beach.
"Journey" named by Raelyn Mader, 1st grader at Our Lady of Lourdes, De Pere, because of the necessary falcon travels to raise a family.
"Honor" named by Arionna Blazek, 8th grader at Red Smith School, Green Bay in honor of our military troops.
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"Skydancer" named by Rose Wolfgram, 6th grader at Newman Catholic, Wausau, because of the bird's aerial acrobatics.
"P.J." named by Logan Johnson, 3rd grader at Mosinee Elementary, in honor of his soft fluffy pajamas.
"Lacey" named by Victoria Rossi, 1st grader at Our Savior Lutheran, Wausau, in honor of her dog.
"Snow" named by Riley Wendland, 5th grader at Main Elementary, Wausau, because of the baby chicks "snow white" feathers.
Winners will be invited to participate in the banding of the chicks scheduled in late May.