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Four peregrine chicks make debut

Baby falcons highlight of project to help species rebound

11:51 PM, Jun. 13, 2013
Greg Septon, president of the Wisconsin Peregrine Trust, right, fits a peregrine falcon chick with a tracking band as Chuck Cloninger, Wisconsin Public Service Corp. president, looks on June 10 at the WPSC Weston Power Plant.
Greg Septon, president of the Wisconsin Peregrine Trust, right, fits a peregrine falcon chick with a tracking band as Chuck Cloninger, Wisconsin Public Service Corp. president, looks on June 10 at the WPSC Weston Power Plant.
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Four of the fastest animals on the planet were born atop the Weston Power Plant this spring, and on June 10, the 3-week-old chicks made their debut during a banding ceremony.

The four peregrine falcon chicks are the first to hatch from the power plant in the past few years. During the ceremony, the chicks were officially registered and banded with identification numbers that will allow scientists to track their whereabouts and monitor their health.

Greg Septon, president of the Wisconsin Peregrine Trust, monitors the birds' activity at the power plant and at 14 other nesting sites ...

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