First peregrine falcon chick hatches inside Pulliam Power Plant nest box

Posted: 8:09 PM, Apr 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-01 01:09:13Z

WPS officials say the first peregrine falcon chick has hatched inside the Pulliam Power Plant nest box. 

The chick hatched sometime late this Monday morning or early afternoon. It first showed up on the cameras around 1:00 p.m. 

A short video clip of the chick arriving can be found on the WPS Twitter account .

According to WPS, the falcons and eggs have faced many challenges this year, including a record-setting April blizzard.

Including the newest chick, there have been 98 peregrine falcons that have hatched inside the power plant nest boxes since 1996, said WPS. By maintaining the nest boxes at the power plants, they continue to help a species that was once nearly extinct in Wisconsin.
Observers can take a look inside the Pulliam and Weston power plant nest boxes any time by accessing the live video and audio stream, found on the WPS YouTube channel or on their website .