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Re: State Capitol - 2014 / 19K & Alley
« Reply #30 on: June 05, 2014, 08:30 »
I wonder if Alley & 19K will be able to have another clutch this year? Or is it too late in the season? ???

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Re: State Capitol - 2014 / 19K & Alley
« Reply #31 on: June 05, 2014, 09:40 »
I wonder if Alley & 19K will be able to have another clutch this year? Or is it too late in the season? ???

Not too late in the season chronologically, but biologically too late for them.  The chicks were almost banding age so 1/2 way between eggs laid and chicks being independent, that's a lot of resources expended by the adults to get them this far and they are hormonally set up for teenage chicks, not the start of the breeding cycle.  If the eggs had been lost up to perhaps half-way through incubation the pair could re-nest but then it would depend on the birds themselves.

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Re: State Capitol - 2014 / 19K & Alley
« Reply #32 on: July 10, 2014, 15:05 »
It was very sad to lose the Lincoln chicks in such a terrible storm. In fact, Alley and 19/K lost three chicks this year; one of the first two chicks who hatched lived only a short time.

The same storm also took the lives of the two chicks at the University nest in Terre Haute, Indiana. It was very sad to lose these chicks, too, since this was only the second time chicks had hatched in the area in the past 50-60 years.

Alley and 19/K were not seen at the nest for some time, but recently both have been spending time at the nest once again.

I would like to confirm that this is Alley; certainly looks like her to me, but she is listed as having a black band on the left leg, while this bird has a black band on the right leg.



A closer look at the band; since Alley is ten years old, the band is worn and scratched, but I think I can see A/*Y. What do you think, TPC?



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Re: State Capitol - 2014 / 19K & Alley
« Reply #33 on: July 10, 2014, 16:47 »
The standard in the US is for the coloured band to go on the left leg, we haven't always been so consistent - sometimes by accident, sometimes on purpose.  Alley is one of "those" - black band on right leg.  Makes it easy to tell her from 19/K who's coloured band is on his left leg.

And yes, Alley's band is A over a sideways Y - that is partly how she got her name - her band number and that her favourite roost spot after fledging was only properly from a particularly nasty back lane or, drum roll please, alley.  Not all of the names I give the peregrines involve hours of sober reflection and research, some just happen.

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Re: State Capitol - 2014 / 19K & Alley
« Reply #34 on: July 10, 2014, 16:49 »
As for Alley and 19/K being back in the nestbox, that isn't particularly unusual.  After their chicks have fledged and are on their own, the resident pair renew their pair bonds by going through what looks like courtship behaviour - bowing and food exchanges even scraping in the box.  Looking at when they lost their chicks and the age of their chicks, I would suspect that their hormones are now at post-fledging, chicks-are-on-their-own levels which could be why they are back at the box this early renewing their partnership.

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Re: State Capitol - 2014 / 19K & Alley
« Reply #35 on: September 27, 2014, 16:23 »
Peregrine Falcon after hours rescue

Joel Jorgensen rescued 19K who was trapped on the 14th Floor observation deck on the Capitol Building on Friday.  19K was unharmed.  :)

Article with photos at this link.
http://neblandvm.outdoornebraska.gov/2014/09/hours-peregrine-rescue/

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Re: State Capitol - 2014 / 19K & Alley
« Reply #36 on: September 27, 2014, 22:32 »
Peregrine Falcon after hours rescue

Joel Jorgensen rescued 19K who was trapped on the 14th Floor observation deck on the Capitol Building on Friday.  19K was unharmed.  :)

Article with photos at this link.
http://neblandvm.outdoornebraska.gov/2014/09/hours-peregrine-rescue/

Well done Joel!  19/K and Alley have been a great pair over the years, hate to break up a winning team before their time!

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Re: State Capitol - 2014 / 19K & Alley
« Reply #37 on: September 30, 2014, 22:23 »
Wonderful news that 19K was rescued & released unharmed. :D

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Re: State Capitol - 2014 / 19K & Alley
« Reply #38 on: December 17, 2014, 17:32 »
A Nebraska Peregrine Falcon appears in Texas

This individual Peregrine Falcon hatched in 2012 at the Nebraska Capitol building.  We banded the bird, along with his brother.

 Article and photo at this link.

http://neblandvm.outdoornebraska.gov/2014/12/nebraska-peregrine-falcon-appears-texas/

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Re: State Capitol - 2014 / 19K & Alley
« Reply #39 on: December 19, 2014, 12:43 »
Lewis (10/R) has travelled a long way from Lincoln, Nebraska to The Woodlands, Texas -- about 849 miles. I wonder if he is spending the winter there.



Lewis is a handsome tiercel. I think he looks like his Dad, with his solid dark hood:



Lewis and his brother at banding:


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Re: State Capitol - 2014 / 19K & Alley
« Reply #40 on: December 20, 2014, 09:21 »
Lewis is really a perfect looking bird. 

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Re: State Capitol - 2014 / 19K & Alley
« Reply #41 on: December 31, 2014, 01:52 »
Lewis (10/R) has travelled a long way from Lincoln, Nebraska to The Woodlands, Texas -- about 849 miles. I wonder if he is spending the winter there.

If he is like most of his cousins, he will continue south into Mexico either following the coastline or by hopping across the Gulf then start to work his way back north to Texas again in mid to late January.

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Re: State Capitol - 2014 / 19K & Alley
« Reply #42 on: December 31, 2014, 01:57 »
Lewis is really a perfect looking bird.  

He is and he looks more like his grandfather Trey with that white breast, most of Princess' kids have more speckles that come up higher.  I admit to liking the white breasts more than the speckles.  Looking at the birds mentioned in the article RCF found, I'm going to have to see if I can track down some photos of the other three if they too have whiter breasts. (thanks RCF)