Name the Falcon Chicks Contest 2013 Winners

The chicks were given their names through the WPS sponsored "Name the Chick" contest as area school children submitted names and a panel of local judges selected the winners. The students that submit the winning names are then invited to meet their bird and watch as their chick is registered and banded. Four chicks hatched this year from the nest on the roof of the Weston Power Plant near the Wisconsin River in Rothschild.

  • Skydancer - submitted by Rose Wolfgram, 6th grader at Newman Catholic Schools in Wausau. Sky Dancer was chosen because falcons are like the king of the sky and they like to dance.
  • P.J. - submitted by Logan Johnson, 3rd grader from KIDStown Before and After School. The idea came from the thought that the falcon chicks look fluffy like pajamas.
  • Lacey - submitted by Victoria Rossi, 1st grader from Our Saviors Lutheran Elementary school. Lacey was selected to honor Victoria’s dog that passed away.
  • Snow - submitted by Riley Wendland, 5th grader from Maine Elementary school. Snow was selected because when the babies are born there fur is like white snow and when the chicks grow up he would want them to have something that represents what they looked like when they were a young.
Weston Peregrine Falcons 2013

June 17, 2013

Weston Peregrine Falcons 2013

June 16, 2013

Weston Peregrine Falcons 2013

June 10, 2013
Banded falcons

Weston Peregrine Falcons 2013

June 10, 2013

Weston Peregrine Falcons 2013

June 10, 2013
Banding the falcons

Weston Peregrine Falcons 2013

June 10, 2013
Accessing the falcon's nest.

Weston Peregrine Falcons 2013

June 10, 2013

Weston Peregrine Falcons 2013

June 3, 2013

Weston Peregrine Falcons 2013

June 1, 2013

Weston Peregrine Falcons 2013

May 31, 2013

Weston Peregrine Falcons 2013

May 31, 2013

Weston Peregrine Falcons 2013

May 27, 2013
Four chicks.

Weston Peregrine Falcons 2013

May 26, 2013

Weston Peregrine Falcons 2013

May 26, 2013

Weston Peregrine Falcons 2013

May 21, 2013

Weston Peregrine Falcons 2013

May 20, 2013

Weston Peregrine Falcons 2013

May 20, 2013

Weston Peregrine Falcons 2013

May 19, 2013

Weston Peregrine Falcons 2013

May 13, 2013
There are four eggs.

Weston Peregrine Falcons 2013

May 13, 2013

Weston Peregrine Falcons 2013

April 12, 2013
Now there are two eggs.

Weston Peregrine Falcons 2013

April 12, 2013

Weston Peregrine Falcons 2013

April 12, 2013

Weston Peregrine Falcons 2013

April 8, 2013
The falcons are back and getting ready to nest for the 2013 season.