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State Capitol - 2016 / 19K & Alley
« on: February 28, 2016, 13:58 »
Up to his old tricks  Joel Jorgensen  Nongame Bird Blog

Last year at about this time, we were shocked and surprised when the resident male Peregrine Falcon from the Capitol was photographed in the nest box at the Woodmen Building in Omaha.  The bird was identified by his alphanumeric band 19/K, which is also what he goes by since he was not named.   19/K was spotted up there again.  


http://magazine.outdoornebraska.gov/2016/02/19k-up-to-his-old-tricks/

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Re: State Capitol - 2016 / 19K & Alley
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2016, 17:41 »
Nice catch RCF!  :) 

For those who don't remember last year's timeline - Joel reported that he was identified in Omaha on Feb 22nd, fought with his son Mintaka in the nestbox on March 7th and then he was back for good at the State Capitol in Lincoln by March 12th.  

Fingers crossed he doesn't run into trouble again with Mintaka before he heads back across the (Platte) river and that Alley returns home as well ...

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Re: State Capitol - 2016 / 19K & Alley
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2016, 18:01 »
Just checked the falconcam and there is a new link - http://outdoornebraska.gov/falconcam/

I've also updated the link post that is pinned at the top of this thread.

No one at the box right now but there is a deep (to the bottom of the box) scrape.  Lovely evening though, sunny and looks warm - at 1800h it is +13C - Monday the 29th the high is forecasted to be +19C.  Definitely spring in Nebraska.

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Re: State Capitol - 2016 / 19K & Alley
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2016, 13:00 »
There is a peregrine there now preening. (1:00 pm - Feb 29 2016).

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Re: State Capitol - 2016 / 19K & Alley
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2016, 13:30 »
Pretty sure I just saw Alley's band number ... got to go check quick ...

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Re: State Capitol - 2016 / 19K & Alley
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2016, 13:53 »
Pair at the State Capital at 1346h


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Re: State Capitol - 2016 / 19K & Alley
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2016, 14:23 »
Colour is correct, leg is correct but only saw the bottom half of the band ... good news is that Alley has a somewhat unique band number combination and what I saw matches at least 2/3 of her unique combination ... fingers crossed.

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Re: State Capitol - 2016 / 19K & Alley
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2016, 11:16 »
Managed to get a not perfect, but perfect enough screen capture of the legband on the female bird in the nestbox on the 29th.  Sent the image to Joel in Nebraska who thanked us for a second pair of eyes and confirmed that it is Alley's band and so Alley and 19K have returned yet again!  This will be their 12th year together.

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Re: State Capitol - 2016 / 19K & Alley
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2016, 11:40 »
Great news, TPC! Let the PF season begin  :)

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Re: State Capitol - 2016 / 19K & Alley
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2016, 13:08 »
Great news!

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Re: State Capitol - 2016 / 19K & Alley
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2016, 13:52 »


Very short video of Alley and 19/K

https://youtu.be/ImAVWJHFMAI

Not so short video of Alley and 19/K bonding

https://youtu.be/_vp3hkjHWRQ
« Last Edit: March 06, 2016, 14:10 by RCF »

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Re: State Capitol - 2016 / 19K & Alley
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2016, 08:57 »
Box is empty this morning and the scrap seems to be nicely filled in again.  Human? or Alley redecorating?
Cloudy in Lincoln right now - you can watch the clouds skid by if you watch the falcon cam as opposed to the falcon nest cam.

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Re: State Capitol - 2016 / 19K & Alley
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2016, 11:12 »
Joel Jorgensen's post about 19/K's visit to the Woodmen nest states that he was there from February 15 - 19.

However, that is not quite the whole story. I observed 19/K at the Woodmen nest on February 7. Either he spent a longer period of time at Woodmen, or he made more than one visit.

 

 

It is difficult to believe that 19/K will be fifteen years old this year. He still looks like a young tiercel.

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Re: State Capitol - 2016 / 19K & Alley
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2016, 16:23 »
Alley and 19/K have their first egg!



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Re: State Capitol - 2016 / 19K & Alley
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2016, 16:46 »
Hip hip hooray for 19K & Alley! :D