WEST OLIVE, Mich. (WOOD) — Three peregrine falcon chicks were banded at the Consumers Energy J.H. Campbell Generating Complex Thursday morning.
The three chicks included two boys and one girl.
Crews banded the falcons with a special device that is numbered and colored to keep track of the bird’s whereabouts and migratory patterns.
Since 1995, a nesting box has been placed on an emission stack 200-feet above ground at the complex in West Olive.
Officials with Consumers Energy told 24 Hour News 8 that the number of peregrine falcons has increased, but they are considered a threatened species at the federal level and an endangered species at the state level.
An estimated 30 peregrine chicks have hatched at the J.H. Campbell Generating Complex since 2004.