Wisconsin Public Service announces first peregrine falcon egg of the season laid
Green Bay — Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) has some egg-citing news on the first weekend of spring. The first egg of the peregrine falcon nesting season has been laid at We Energies’ Port Washington Generating Station. Click here for video of the first glimpse of the egg.
It’s only a matter of time before more eggs arrive at some of the four other nest boxes hosted by WPS and We Energies. Tune into live cameras.
The proud parents-to-be of the first egg, Brinn and her mate, Beasley, will take turns incubating their egg(s) until they hatch. They’ve been nesting together in Port Washington for four years.
Learn more about the falcons at each nest box here.
Peregrine falcon program
WPS and We Energies are part of a statewide effort to restore the peregrine falcon population. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) added peregrine falcons to Wisconsin’s endangered species list in the 1970s.
Since the company’s first successful nest box in the mid-1990s, 402 peregrine falcons have hatched at their facilities. The falcons are drawn to tall structures along Lake Michigan or major rivers, which make many of the WPS and We Energies facilities ideal nesting sites.