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Offline Alison

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Re: State Capitol - 2015 / 19K & Alley
« Reply #64 on: June 22, 2015, 18:56 »
There is wonderful news about the new north Omaha nest today.

From the blog:

Last week, I blogged about the new Peregrine Falcon nest site at Omaha Public Power District’s (OPPD) power station in north Omaha (be sure to check out OPPD’s falcon webpage HERE).  There was also a nice story in the Omaha World-Herald.  In the post, I stated one of the adults was banded but a photo of sufficient quality allowing the alphanumeric band to be read had not been acquired.  Thus, the identity of the bird was unknown.  Laura King-Homan of OPPD sent me a photo this morning taken by Andrew Roger which clearly shows the band.  The band is black or over red, with the alphanumeric combination “90” over “B”.  I did not have to search long and far to figure out the identity of the banded Peregrine Falcon.  In fact, I have been in the bird’s company on a previous occasion.



Photo by Andrew Roger/Omaha Public Power District.

The OPPD bird is “Clark” a male hatched and raised at the Nebraska Capitol in 2012.  You may remember this post about Clark’s sibling, Lewis, being observed at the Woodlands, Texas, during the winter of 2014.  Read more about Clark and his offspring on OPPD’s website.



Clark is the one in front. Photo by  Scott Taylor, NGPC.

Clark is now the fifth Peregrine Falcon to be raised at the Capitol and re-sighted as an adult.   A full rundown of the Capitol’s thriving grown-ups is as follows:

    Boreas – hatched in 2007 and is currently the resident male at the Westar Energy facility in Topeka, Kansas.
    Nemaha – hatched in 2009 and is currently the mate of Boreas.
    Mintaka – hatched in 2010 and is currently the resident male at the Woodmen in Omaha.
    Lewis – hatched in 2012 and sighted at the Woodlands, Texas in early 2014.
    Clark – hatched in 2012 and is the resident male at Nebraska’s new nest site at OPPD’s north Omaha power station.

The pair at the Capitol must have good genes or is doing something right when raising youngsters, because this is a pretty good showing for one pair.  Will there be any more?  Stay tuned.


http://neblandvm.outdoornebraska.gov/2015/06/big-peregrine-news-gets-bigger/

Well done, Clark, and well done, Alley and 19/K, for doing such a great job of raising your chicks. May there be many more.

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Re: State Capitol - 2015 / 19K & Alley
« Reply #63 on: June 16, 2015, 22:34 »
That's great news!  :D

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Re: State Capitol - 2015 / 19K & Alley
« Reply #62 on: June 16, 2015, 20:01 »
From  the Nongame Bird Blog by Joel Jorgensen

Big Peregrine news – a new Nebraska nest!

So Nebraska only has two pairs of nesting Peregrine Falcons, correct?  Well, not anymore……

I was recently contacted by Laura King-Homan of the Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) who informed me that they have a pair of Peregrine Falcons nesting on their smokestack at their power plant located in north Omaha.  I was aware they had placed a nest box on a smokestack years ago and had recently observed at least one adult Peregrine Falcon in the area, but the news that birds were nesting and actually have young came as a big, albeit pleasant, surprise.

http://neblandvm.outdoornebraska.gov/2015/06/big-peregrine-news-new-nebraska-nest/



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Re: State Capitol - 2015 / 19K & Alley
« Reply #61 on: June 16, 2015, 09:17 »
Great catch with that video RCF!  Definitely right place at the right time - well done!  :D

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Re: State Capitol - 2015 / 19K & Alley
« Reply #60 on: June 16, 2015, 07:35 »
He's on the other side of the nest on a pillar. He was practising this morning.  ;D

From Sunday


Video of him from early this morning

https://youtu.be/kwDXvE0SQMU


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Re: State Capitol - 2015 / 19K & Alley
« Reply #59 on: June 15, 2015, 22:05 »
The chick was in the nest yesterday, but today is gone from the nest. No sign of him; hope he is safe wherever he is.

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Re: State Capitol - 2015 / 19K & Alley
« Reply #58 on: June 11, 2015, 23:19 »
The names have all been submitted for the Name the Chick contest here.
Voting hasn't started yet, but it is suppose to run until sometime on the 19th with the winning name announced on the 22nd.

If you want to keep up to date on the contest keep an eye on the Nongame Bird Blog

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Re: State Capitol - 2015 / 19K & Alley
« Reply #57 on: June 10, 2015, 14:50 »
Alley sunbathing and the little chick taking it easy on a beautiful sunny morning:

Such a nice picture.

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Re: State Capitol - 2015 / 19K & Alley
« Reply #56 on: June 10, 2015, 11:23 »
Alley sunbathing and the little chick taking it easy on a beautiful sunny morning:



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Re: State Capitol - 2015 / 19K & Alley
« Reply #55 on: June 04, 2015, 18:02 »


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Re: State Capitol - 2015 / 19K & Alley
« Reply #54 on: May 29, 2015, 21:24 »
Oh, that is definitely one of our grand-kids  ;)
You can just tell that little darling is going to be a heartbreaker ;D

You sound like a proud grandma TPC (with good reason of course).     

And just look at those big fluffy wings! :D


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Re: State Capitol - 2015 / 19K & Alley
« Reply #53 on: May 29, 2015, 21:04 »

Thank you for the great updates Alison and RCF. He’s so beautiful, and looks very well fed. :)


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Re: State Capitol - 2015 / 19K & Alley
« Reply #52 on: May 29, 2015, 14:08 »
Such a beautiful little chick!

He is banded black/red P/45.





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Re: State Capitol - 2015 / 19K & Alley
« Reply #51 on: May 29, 2015, 13:29 »
Official News from Nongame Bird Blog 
Capitol’s Peregrine Falcon chick banded
Joel Jorgensen  May 29, 2015   

http://neblandvm.outdoornebraska.gov/2015/05/capitols-peregrine-falcon-chick-banded/



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Re: State Capitol - 2015 / 19K & Alley
« Reply #50 on: May 29, 2015, 10:56 »
The chick was banded this morning....it's a boy!

   

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