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Re: KS / Topeka - Westar - 2022 / ? & ?
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KS / Topeka - Westar - 2022 / ? & ?
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2009, 14:13 »
Westar Energy Head Office
Topeka, Kansas


 

In 1909, The American Power & Light Company organized Kansas Gas and Electric Company.  In 1935 merged with United Power & Light and then acquired the Kansas Electric Power Company in 1943.  Company operates gas, electric, nuclear and landfill emissions capture power stations.  In 1999 they open first commercially-operated wind turbine project in Kansas (project called Westar Wind).  In 2002, company's name is changed to Westar Energy.  Their headquarters are located in the Westar Energy Building on Kansas Avenue.  The building was built in 1961, has 11 storeys and is just over 50 meters (170 feet).  The peregrines nest in a box on the roof.

Westar Peregrines website: www.westarenergy.com/peregrine-falcons

YouTubeLive
       cam 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9X9r4fEAZA
       cam 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQmSyNJKVss

Resident Pairs & Offspring:
  • 2019 - Boreas & Nemaha --> 1 male + 1 female chick / no names reported yet
  • 2018 - Boreas & Nemaha --> Leonardo (m), Michelangelo (m), Raphael (m) & Donatello (m)
  • 2017 - Boreas & Nemaha --> no information found (yet)
  • 2016 - Boreas & Nemaha --> Joey (m), Chandler (m) & Rachel (f)
  • 2015 - Boreas & Nemaha --> Fred (m) & Ethel (f)
  • 2014 - Boreas & Nemaha --> Faraday (m), Joule (f) & Meadow (f)
  • 2013 - Boreas & Nemaha --> Galvani (m), Volta (m), Shawnee (f) & Kansa (f)
  • 2012 - Boreas & Nemaha --> Edison (m) & unnamed sibling (m)
  • 2011 - Boreas & Nemaha --> Zephyr (m), Tesla (m) & Stormy (f)
  • 2010 - Doorly & Hope --> Wes (m) & Star (f)
  • 2009 - Doorly & Hope --> Sampson (m)

* information after 2008 collected from Westar Energy website & other non-official sources

  • 2008 - Doorly & Hope --> multiple eggs laid & hatched but info available on one chick - Beaky (f)
  • 2007 - Doorly & Hope --> all but one egg destroyed by Doorly, 1 female chick raised without problems
  • 2006 - Doorly & Hope --> 2 clutches (# eggs unknown) - 1st destroyed by Doorly, 2nd sent to rehabber, all non-viable
  • 2005 - Doorly & Hope --> 6 eggs laid, all destroyed by Doorly
  • 2004 - Doorly & Hope --> 6 eggs laid, all destroyed by Doorly
  • 2003 - no data available
  • 2002 - no data available
  • 2001 - no data available
  • 2000 - no data available
  • 1999 - no data available
  • 1998 - no data available
  • 1997 - no data available
  • 1996 - no data available
  • 1995 - unnamed male & unnamed female --> 2 male + 1 female chicks / pair seem to have moved to Westar Building location at 818 South Kansas Avenue
  • 1994 - unnamed male & unnamed female -->  1 male + 3 female chicks / nest was at 535 South Kansas Avenue, Topeka


Manitoba Connections

Boreas is that 2007 wild-hatched son and Nemaha is the 2009 wild-hatched daughter of Alley (2004 Radisson) and 19K (2001 Des Moines Iowa) who have been nesting successfully for much of the last 15 years at the State Capital in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Boreas and Nemaha are also siblings of Mintaka (2010 Lincoln Nebraska) who is the resident male at Woodmen Tower in Omaha, Nebraska.

Doorly was the son of Zeus and Winnie at Woodmen Tower in Omaha, Nebraska.  Winnie is the 1994 wild-hatched daughter of T-Rex (1989 Radisson) and Burnsie (1990 McKenzie Seeds). Hope was his half-sister, she was the daughter of Zeus and his second mate Amelia.  It is believed that Doorly destroyed viable eggs for a number of years, but there is no real evidence of that.  A second clutch was found to be infertile and as soon as a chick did hatch, he was the perfect parent - feeding, brooding, protecting - not just one year but two (his & Hope's last two). It is entirely possible that the eggs Doorly destroyed were non-viable - we have had birds do that here too - Hurricane and Alley - both successful, experienced breeding females - immediately come to mind.


cute video of a red-tailed hawk getting out of the wind in the nestbox - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGY6wqSpjdo
gives you a good idea of the difference in size between a peregrine and a red-tail
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