Fans had the difficult job of choosing nicknames from a list of 20 past and current Bucks and Brewers players. While fans chose current players to top the list, they also showed some nostalgia, picking players from years and decades ago in the top three for both teams.
The top vote getters will be used to name the five peregrine falcon chicks hatched this spring at our power plants.
The Brewers players’ nicknames will be used for the two chicks hatched at Valley Power Plant, near Miller Park, while the Bucks names will be used for the three chicks hatched at Oak Creek Power Plant.
The falcon chicks will formally receive their names and have their tracking bands put on during events on Friday, May 24.
· Yeli – In honor of Christian Yelich
· Rockin' Robin – In honor of Robin Yount
Oak Creek Power Plant
· The Beak Freak – In honor of Giannis Antetokounmpo
· Sky Hook – In honor of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
· Ray Ray – In honor of Ray Allen
The final votes had every player receiving support.
- 53.8% – The Beak Freak – In honor of Giannis Antetokounmpo
- 20.6% – Sky Hook – In honor of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- 7.0% – Ray Ray – In honor of Ray Allen
- 5.8% – Sir Sid – In honor of Sidney Moncrief
- 5.7% – The Little O – In honor of Oscar Robertson
- 3.8% – Jonny Mac – In honor of Jon McGlocklin
- 1.2% – Little Dog – In honor of Glenn Robinson
- 1.0% – TC – In honor of Terry Cummings
- 0.8% – Greyhound – In honor of Bob Dandridge
- 0.3% – Point Forward – In honor of Marques Johnson
- 26.1% – Yeli – In honor of Christian Yelich
- 16.1% – Rockin' Robin – In honor of Robin Yount
- 15.3% – Hammer – In honor of Hank Aaron
- 11.2% – Prince – In honor of Prince Fielder
- 8.7% – Coop – In honor of Cecil Cooper
- 7.3% – Stormin – In honor of Gorman Thomas
- 4.6% – Molly – In honor of Paul Molitor
- 3.9% – Gumby – In honor of Jim Gantner
- 3.7% – Brauny – In honor of Ryan Braun
- 3.1% – Rollie – In honor of Rollie Fingers
Even though the voting is done, you can still watch the adorable chicks on livestreaming cameras as they are growing more and more every day.
We are part of a statewide effort to restore the peregrine falcon population. Since our first successful nest box in 1997, 273 peregrine falcons have hatched at our facilities.