The first eggs of the season have been laid at the Oak Creek Power Plant in one of We Energies’ peregrine falcon nest boxes in Milwaukee.
They belong to proud parents Michael and Essity, who have been nesting together for four years. The first chicks are expected to hatch in a little over a month from now. More eggs are also expected to be laid in the next few weeks. The program began in 1992 in an effort to help the endangered birds escape extinction. Since then, a total of 433 birds have been born at We Energies and WPS power plants in Wisconsin and Michigan.