1st peregrine falcon eggs of season laid at We Energies nest box

The first and second peregrine falcon eggs of the nesting season have been laid at one of the We Energies nest boxes at the Oak Creek Power Plant. 

A news release says proud parents Michael and Essity have been nesting together for three years. They will take turns incubating their egg(s) over the coming weeks. If all goes well, we should see the first chicks in a little over a month.

Officials say more eggs should be laid at all four nest boxes over the next few days. You can monitor all of the next box via We Energies' web cams.

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