Macomb County Peregrine Falcons named "Oakland" and "Wayne"

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (WXYZ) -  Executive Mark A. Hackel and representatives from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, today named and banded the two chicks that made their home in Macomb atop the Old County Building.
The chicks were hatched to parents Hathor and Nick in the beginning of May 2013. The nest was on the 11 th floor located 10 N. Main Street in downtown Mount Clemens.

The baby falcons were named Wayne and Oakland.

"To brand the region, we must band together," said Executive Hackel for the reasoning behind the names. "This is a symbol of Macomb's commitment toward regional branding."

The Peregrine Falcons are protected federally under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. In Michigan, they remain listed as an endangered species under state law.

To learn more about the history of the  Macomb County's Peregrine Falcons, visit http:// www.macombcountymi.gov /peregrine

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