FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Four fluffy white falcon chicks were the highlight of a special event at the Indiana Michigan Power Center Friday.
The birds were banded by representatives from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and 4th grade students from Covington Elementary got to name the falcon chicks.
The birds are banded so the IDNR can keep track of the young birds as they migrate in the fall.
The students were able to get a close-up look at several raptor species from Soarin’ Hawk Raptor Rehabilitation Center. The students gave the falcons the following names:
- Captain Falcon (male)
- Talon (female)
- T. Swift (female)
- Air-ica (female)
The parents of the four young peregrine falcons, Moxie and Jamie, first started nesting at the top of the building in 2013. The falcons were born sometime between April 29 and May 1.
A camera on top of the I&M Power Center takes a photo of the falcon’s nest every 15 seconds. The FalconCam is online and can be viewed at any time by clicking here.