Thursday, April 21, 2011

Eggs ready to hatch: we're taking names

We have more than a dozen peregrine falcon eggs about to hatch at five of our power plant nest boxes and need names for them when we band the chicks.

These are the power plants where the nest boxes are located:
  • Port Washington Generating Station
  • Valley Power Plant (Milwaukee)
  • Pleasant Prairie Power Plant
  • Oak Creek Power Plant
  • Presque Isle Power Plant (Michigan)
To submit a name, just click ‘Post a Comment’ at the end of this post. Indicate the plant location and the suggested name(s). You also can submit names on our Twitter or Facebook pages:


After we review all the names submitted, we will choose a few for each location and ask you to vote on the finalists for each location. You have until May 1 to submit your names. We expect the first chicks to hatch around May 3 to 5 at Port Washington and others later in the month.

You can check out our nest box webcams here: Nest box webcams
(Maybe you can watch the name you choose take wing.)

View Fox6 video

Since we began our program in 1997, our nest boxes have produced 146 peregrines. Get more information about our raptor program

Don’t forget to come back to vote, starting May 9.

22 comments:

Mia said...

A.J., Faux, Gavin, Horus (Eqyptian falcon headed go)

Melanie said...

I would like to submit a name for one of the peregrines. I would like to submit the name "Harper"

Alex Ziebart said...

The name "Arna" for a falcon in Milwaukee!

Denise said...

How about Cole (coal)? Oak Creek nest.

WineQueen said...

here are my choices for the babies
Michie
Wisco
Q-tee
Tony
N-ergy
Classy
Fiskle
Carie
Newby
Callie
Metro
Portia
Val

KevinD said...

Constantine Zwavadnko, Marsaille Bvrdishtol, Fluffy, Markeshwah Zapardeltoid

Shawn Monaghan said...

Firestarter

matshidiso said...

suggesting name Reliable for one of chicks at valley power plant.

karen.grade said...

How about Crazy Harry for the pilot who flew a plane between the Port Washington power smoke stacks way back in the day?

Friend said...

how about,
Orville or Wilbur(as in Wright)
Phoenix
Freedom
Lil bit
Baby
Junior
Wild Thing
Flighty

Gladreal said...

Porter, Elmer, Elvis Presquile, Val, Pee-Pee....

Cimone K. Sephus said...

Milwaukee- The smallest one should be named Naruto if it's a male and Solaris if it's a female.

Mary said...

My choice for one of the babies is SPARKY

Meghan Christie said...

Meghan Christie:
I think it would be a great tribute and symbol to name the chicks after soldiers in our WI troops who died to protect our freedom.

NJA said...

I think one of the male Falcons should be named JZ (James Zahn). My boyfriend's birthday is May 7th & if 1 of them hatches that would be a good birthday present for the bird to be named afer him. Also, it's a famous rap star, which would be nice, too. Nancy Alman

toni said...

Falcon names - Freedom, Courage, Strength & Honor

Don S. said...

How about Maltese and Ford for the chicks in Milwaukee? Get it The Maltese Falcon and the old Ford Falcon.

Elaine said...

Port Washington: Validator, Noboundry, Earth's Vigilance, Wild Resolve.
Valley Plant: Raptorrid, Vigoroso, Fate's Glory, Helmet Kid.
Pleasant Prairie: Our Chance, Sapien's Star, Peregripper, Sir Noble.
Presque Isle: Sky's Limit, High Hopes, Aerial King, Man's Effort, Regal Reward.

liketotch said...

For the Oak Creek/Milwaukee area,
suggested names for the peregrine chicks to be born:
Perry
Percy
Penelope
Paco
Potter
Polly
Peekaboo
Pippa
Poppy
from liketotch

Kathy said...

Windsor ('Wind' Sir)
Perry - (short for Peregrine)
Skyler - ('Sky' ler)
Airrun - ("Air" Run)
Glider
Gooddivor (Good 'Diver')
Romeo
Prince
Wingger

Margaret said...

For my niece, Katie, I would like to name one of the chicks E.T. and one of the chicks Kite.

camokayak said...

for the PIPP chicks
Stryker
Dart
Dagger
Lance
Talon
Stealth
Wrath