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Re: State Capitol - 2015 / 19K & Alley
« Reply #75 on: December 29, 2015, 15:21 »
The Lincoln page which has the webcams has been down for months. The page is back now, but so far the cams are not active.

However, there is good news from Joel Jorgensen.

In December of last year, Lewis, a son of Alley and 19/K, was spotted in Texas.

This December, he has been seen again. It seems that Lewis likes this part of Texas.

Peregrine Falcon news from Texas

December 28, 2015


Faithful Peregrine Falcon followers will remember that about a year ago big news came out of Texas regarding one of the Capitolís birds.  Lewis, a male hatched in 2012, was spotted at the Anadarko Petroleum building in The Woodlands near Houston.  After not hearing anything about Lewis for several months, he was recently spotted again at the Anadarko building.

The following photo of Lewis was taken today (28 December) by Linda Kuhn.




Lewis was one of two offspring produced by the Capitolís Peregrine Falcon pair in 2012.  The other bird fledged that year was Clark (hence, Lewis and Clark), who was found nesting at the Omaha Public Power Districtís North Omaha power station in 2015.

Great news Clark is doing well.


I cropped the image so that it would not be reduced too much. Lewis looks as handsome as ever; I wonder if he might have taken up residence in Texas. It's good to know that both chicks from 2012 are continuing to do well.

http://magazine.outdoornebraska.gov/2015/12/peregrine-news-from-texas/
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Re: State Capitol - 2015 / 19K & Alley
« Reply #76 on: December 30, 2015, 01:55 »
A number of our migration sightings (excluding transmitter reports) of Manitoba birds have been from Texas so not really surprising that he is taking the same route south as his northern cousins and potentially his mother.  However, we've not had one of our birds ID'd in Houston, they seem to prefer stopping further west.  Malala is Lewis' third cousin and she was caught on South Padre Island (southwest of Houston) this fall.  Lewis' aunt was Vesper who was ID'd in San Antonio and Bogart was his first cousin and he spent a lot of time along the Texas coastal wetlands on his first migration.

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Re: State Capitol - 2015 / 19K & Alley
« Reply #77 on: December 31, 2015, 10:58 »
A number of our migration sightings (excluding transmitter reports) of Manitoba birds have been from Texas so not really surprising that he is taking the same route south as his northern cousins and potentially his mother.  However, we've not had one of our birds ID'd in Houston, they seem to prefer stopping further west.  Malala is Lewis' third cousin and she was caught on South Padre Island (southwest of Houston) this fall.  Lewis' aunt was Vesper who was ID'd in San Antonio and Bogart was his first cousin and he spent a lot of time along the Texas coastal wetlands on his first migration.

Good information, TPC, thank you. I remember Vesper, but am not sure about Bogart?

The Midwest Peregrine Society has also posted the same update about Lewis, with the comment:

Looks like he's got his winter home figured out. Great news about Nebraska boy.

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1189711741057963&id=354352871260525

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Re: State Capitol - 2015 / 19K & Alley
« Reply #78 on: December 31, 2015, 23:31 »
Good information, TPC, thank you. I remember Vesper, but am not sure about Bogart?

Bogart is one of our 2013 Brandon chicks - his nestmates were Spencer and Kelly.
2013 was a good year for surviving chicks - Spencer & Sundance (Logan) were north of Winnipeg, Kelly was in Winnipeg, Andamooka (West Winnipeg) was in Regina and Marv (Annie's son from Fargo) was in Grand Forks.