Two peregrine falcon chicks were tagged by the Department of Natural Resources Friday, and named after local philanthropists and a shoe shining legend in Macomb County by County Executive Mark Hackel.
Webber and Otis are Macomb County's newest residents. The fifth generation of peregrine falcons to hatch atop the Macomb County Building in Mount Clemens, the pair were tagged by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and named by Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel on May 25. Hathor, the mother falcon, has been nesting atop the county building since 2005. Her chicks, both male, are among more than 21 recorded to have hatched in Southeast Michigan this year. "Michigan joined other states in 1986 to put a program in place to try to reintroduce peregrine falcons to Michigan," said Tim Payne, DNR southeast regional wildlife supervisor. "In the 60s, there was no known successful nest east of the Mississippi because pesticides were …
For the eighth year, peregrine falcons have nested atop the Macomb County Building and today, County Executive Mark Hackel will announce their names.
What do you name one of nature's fiercest birds of prey? For the eighth consecutive year, peregrine falcons have nested atop the Macomb County Building in Mount Clemens and today, with the help of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the birds will be named and tagged. County Executive Mark Hackel will announce the names later this morning, but we wanted to hear your name suggestions first for these newest Macomb County residents. Write your suggestions in the comments below and we'll pass them along to the county for consideration next year. Falcon Facts For more information, visit the All About Birds website.
Three peregrine falcon chicks were tagged by the Department of Natural Resources Thursday, and named after historic women in Macomb County history by county executive Mark Hackel.