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Offline Alison

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Kansas / Topeka - Westar - 2017 / Boreas & Nemaha
« Reply #153 on: March 28, 2017, 16:54 »
Years ago, I used to watch this site. Then, the site no longer worked for me, until this year. I have been seeing pigeons at the nest pretty much every day, but for the last two days, no pigeons, so I thought perhaps someone had returned.

Today, I found a peregrine at the nest. I don't know whether this is Boreas or Nemaha. The bird did not want to show legs or bands. He/she has a pretty solid dark hood.

He/she went into the nest for a minute, and did a little scraping (back view only). Then back up on the ledge into the full glare of the light; it was impossible to read the bands, and immediately the bird was gone.

 

 

https://www.westarenergy.com/peregrine-falcons

Something I noticed on the site, TPC:

"The birds were both banded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Omaha, Neb."

They are not from Omaha, but are both offspring of Alley and 19/K in Lincoln. Possibly you might want to let them know?



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Re: Kansas / Topeka - Westar - 2015 / Boreas & Nemaha
« Reply #152 on: June 07, 2015, 17:02 »
Boreas & Nemaha have two hatches, first one around 1:30pm today.  :)

Here's a video of the second one just hatched

Videos by Munchie1951 ~ https://youtu.be/GzF9C1M0kN8


The first feed of both.....hard to see both since one is in the sunlight.

 https://youtu.be/WsesPYtgXKU

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Re: Kansas / Topeka - Westar - 2015 / Boreas & Nemaha
« Reply #151 on: April 18, 2015, 22:45 »
...Also pigeons laid two eggs in the back of the box if anyone was wondering. ::)  :)

 ::) ::)

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Re: Kansas / Topeka - Westar - 2015 / Boreas & Nemaha
« Reply #150 on: April 18, 2015, 18:14 »
Also pigeons laid two eggs in the back of the box if anyone was wondering. Roll Eyes  Smiley

Thanks for sharing this, RCF. Really no further explanations needed. Can I presume they have reclaimed their domain?  ???

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Kansas / Topeka - Westar - 2015 / Boreas & Nemaha
« Reply #149 on: April 18, 2015, 17:52 »
There is a new link for the falcon cam.

https://www.westarenergy.com/peregrine-falcons

It looks like Boreas and Nemaha are back. Nemaha was spotted on Feb 21 2015, then there were no sightings after March 20, 2015.  Both were back at the box April 17th.   :)  Also pigeons laid two eggs in the back of the box if anyone was wondering. ::)  :)


 

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Re: Kansas / Topeka - Westar - 2014 / Boreas & Nemaha
« Reply #148 on: May 30, 2014, 18:34 »
From WestStar Energy FB page

Falcon watchers -

Thank you to everyone who submitted a name for our three peregrine falcons. We had more than one hundred names to choose from.
The winning names are

(F) Joule - Important name in electric history. (James Prescott Joule).
(F) Meadow – Named after Kansas’ native grassy meadows.
(M) Faraday - Important name in electric history. (Michael Faraday).


From FB page

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Re: Kansas / Topeka - Westar - 2014 / Boreas & Nemaha
« Reply #147 on: May 04, 2014, 10:17 »
Four eggs were laid here and three of them have now hatched since yesterday.   :-*

 

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Kansas / Topeka - Westar - 2014 / Boreas & Nemaha
« Reply #146 on: March 14, 2014, 22:39 »
2014 NESTING SEASON

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Re: Kansas / Topeka - Westar - 2013 / Boreas & Nemaha
« Reply #145 on: July 03, 2013, 16:26 »
Message from the Westar Energy folks ...

We've had no reports of any injured or killed falcons and we see the chicks and adults routinely, so we believe that the family is all still healthy. We tend to spot them perched on our Westar signs and communications tower.

Names were chosen based on popular suggestions from previous years and traits.

The names are as follows:  
  • Shawnee: Reference to Shawnee county, Kansas. Where Topeka is located. (female B/91)
  • Kansa: Short for Kansas. Also reference to Native American tribe. (female B/92)
  • Galvani: Reference to famous discoverer/inventor of electricity. (male H/65)
  • Volta: Reference to famous discoverer/inventor of electricity. Fitting of his traits. (male H/67)

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Re: Kansas / Topeka - Westar - 2013 / Boreas & Nemaha
« Reply #144 on: June 19, 2013, 11:53 »
This came in late last night from Westar, some RCF has already reported  :)

We had a slight scare today as one of our young falcons was found down around the our downtown office building. The falcon was returned to the roof top and seems to be doing just fine. We also located the remaining young, three are on top of the building and one is still in the nest box.

On top of the building is an ideal location for them to be right now. They have room to learn how to fly and mom and dad can still easily provide food. We shot a short video:  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10200652845737842 

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Re: Kansas / Topeka - Westar - 2013 / Boreas & Nemaha
« Reply #143 on: June 18, 2013, 20:45 »
Falcons 2013 (11 photos)
The June 1 banding was a success! We have two males and two females, and all appear to be healthy. Photos courtesy of Joe Moreland.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151643970485680.1073741827.58822670679&type=1

Falcon family as of the afternoon of 6-18
Following an afternoon thunderstorm one of the falcons was found at ground level. While we returned him to the roof with his siblings we took the opportunity to shoot some video and a few photos.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10200652845737842

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Re: Kansas / Topeka - Westar - 2013 / Boreas & Nemaha
« Reply #142 on: June 11, 2013, 16:49 »
These are the band numbers for the chicks.

  • Female 1- Color band, black over red B/91- USFWS- 1687-30201
  • Female 2- Color band, black over red B/92- USFWS- 1687-30202
  • Male 1- Color band, black over red H/65- USFWS- 1126-06601
  • Male 2- Color band, black over red H/67- USFWS- 1126-06602

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Re: Kansas / Topeka - Westar - 2013 / Boreas & Nemaha
« Reply #141 on: June 01, 2013, 23:10 »
Westar's falcon chicks examined, banded  Boreas, Nemaha maturing into good parents

Article and Video at this link~ http://cjonline.com/news/2013-06-01/westars-falcon-chicks-examined-banded


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Re: Kansas / Topeka - Westar - 2013 / Boreas & Nemaha
« Reply #140 on: May 22, 2013, 19:08 »
Here's the notice from our friends in Topeka ...

We plan to band our four young falcon chicks on Monday, May 27 at 8:00 a.m.  So far, It's been an exciting year with potentially four chicks fledging. If you haven't had a chance to view the nest box recently, it's been very busy.  We ask that viewers keep in mind these are wild creatures. Statistically, more than 50 percent of falcon young do not make it past the first year. We'll plan to have photos from the event available later in the day, Monday.

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Re: Kansas / Topeka - Westar - 2013 / Boreas & Nemaha
« Reply #139 on: May 22, 2013, 16:08 »
Banding planned for the four young falcons here for Monday May 27, at 8:00 a.m.  :D