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Offline Alison

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Re: State Capitol - 2010 / 19/K & Alley
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2010, 15:50 »
I think the falcons are still Alley and 19/K . . . I've been watching them since they raised Pioneer.

Incubation is continuing:





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Re: State Capitol - 2010 / 19/K & Alley
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2010, 19:05 »
According to the site, the eggs were expected to hatch during the second week of May. It's hard to tell what is happening in this nest.

 

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Re: State Capitol - 2010 / 19/K & Alley
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2010, 19:45 »
That sure is an interesting looking nestbox. :)

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Re: State Capitol - 2010 / 19/K & Alley
« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2010, 18:52 »
First hatch at the Lincoln State Capitol!



Offline carly

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Re: State Capitol - 2010 / 19/K & Alley
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2010, 19:20 »
Yay!!  It's so hard to tell with this cam!  Thanks Alison  :D

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Re: State Capitol - 2010 / 19/K & Alley
« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2010, 17:00 »
At least two chicks now for Alley and 19/K, maybe three:

 

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Re: State Capitol - 2010 / 19/K & Alley
« Reply #21 on: May 27, 2010, 17:31 »
I think there are at least three chicks in the nest, maybe even four:

 

 

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Re: State Capitol - 2010 / 19/K & Alley
« Reply #22 on: May 27, 2010, 20:42 »
Well, now I know - there are three chicks.

An article on the Lincoln falcons:

Three falcon eggs hatch at Nebraska Capitol

Three of the four peregrine falcon eggs at the State Capitol hatched last week, and it appeared there were three chicks in the nest box.

The fourth egg did not hatch, said Joel Jorgensen, nongame bird program manager with the Game and Parks Commission.

Occasionally birds lay infertile eggs, Jorgensen said.

In the first days after hatching, the chicks are nearly blind and unable to regulate their body temperature, so the adult birds cover the chicks almost continuously, according to a news release from Game and Parks.

The chicks double in size during the first five days and the adults begin to leave the nest to hunt food.

The chicks will not be able to fly until they are more than 40 days old.

You can watch the falcon nest videos at the Game and Parks website, www.ngpc.state.ne.us.

This is the fifth year the peregrine pair has successfully hatched eggs.

A name-the-chick contest, held in previous years, will continue this year if the chicks survive.

Peregrine falcons almost disappeared in the lower 48 states after World War II because of eggshell thinning caused by the pesticide DDT, according to the release.

The falcon was listed as "endangered" under the Endangered Species Act in 1970.

It was removed from the endangered species list in 1999, after successful recovery efforts that included the release of falcons at tall buildings in urban areas.


http://journalstar.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_5842faae-68ef-11df-96df-001cc4c03286.html

Photos from the article:



 

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Re: State Capitol - 2010 / 19/K & Alley
« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2010, 21:21 »
Kinda neat to see the view from the nestbox ...

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Re: State Capitol - 2010 / 19/K & Alley
« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2010, 12:20 »
OMG, Alison, those last photos are beautiful, especially the last one! :D Thanks for posting them! :D

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Re: State Capitol - 2010 / 19/K & Alley
« Reply #25 on: May 29, 2010, 23:34 »
Kinda neat to see the view from the nestbox ...
I've often thought the same.  
It is quite interesting to see the different horizons across the continent, as viewed from the nest boxes.  Not surprisingly, for a born and raised bcbird, a lot of the landscapes seem very flat, and there is a lot of sky!

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Re: State Capitol - 2010 / 19/K & Alley
« Reply #26 on: June 03, 2010, 20:00 »
The three chicks will be banded tomorrow:

The three Peregrine Falcon chicks will be banded at the Capitol at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 4. Each chick receives two bands, one with a 10 digit number that can only be read on close examination. The other band is bi-colored (red and gray this year) and has a letter and number and can be read from a distance. Both bands are used to identify birds (similar bands are used to identify the adults at the Capitol each year). Blood is also collected from each chick as part of an ongoing genetic study conducted by the Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota.

http://www.theoutdoorwire.com/story/1275463266j3ju9u7m9sk

Red and gray bands??

Offline Alison

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Re: State Capitol - 2010 / 19/K & Alley
« Reply #27 on: June 03, 2010, 20:02 »
From another short article on the banding:

It's the sixth straight year that the same falcon pair have produced chicks at the Capitol.

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/c38363a6c96142e1b55261d6556e498e/NE--Capitol_Falcons/

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Re: State Capitol - 2010 / 19/K & Alley
« Reply #28 on: June 04, 2010, 09:59 »
Red and gray bands??

Lots of birds down in the states, could be they have had to add another colour combination.  When I started 20 years ago, there were only red and black bands out there .... sigh  ( ;))

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Re: State Capitol - 2010 / 19/K & Alley
« Reply #29 on: June 04, 2010, 10:06 »
Red and gray bands??

Lots of birds down in the states, could be they have had to add another colour combination.  When I started 20 years ago, there were only red and black bands out there .... sigh  ( ;))

...hopefully, a sigh of happiness...