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NE / Omaha - Woodmen Tower - 2022 / ? & ?
« on: April 07, 2009, 18:44 »
Woodmen Tower (formerly, Woodmen of the World Tower, home of WoodmenLife)
Omaha, Nebraska


 


webcam link: https://www.earthcam.com/usa/nebraska/omaha/falconcam/?cam=falcon_omaha (updated March 2022) - cam is not live year-round

n the 1950s, the peregrine falcon population plummeted. The species was placed on the endangered list as scientists bred peregrines in captivity and released them into wild areas.  Some of these birds migrated to skyscrapers in eastern cities. As cliff dwellers, peregrine falcons flourished in urban settings, where tall buildings are plentiful. An abundance of pigeons and starlings supplied the falcons' diet.  Biologists recognized this adaptation to city buildings and began releasing them on urban rooftops. In 1988, the Nebraska Peregrine Falcon Project released a pair of peregrine falcons atop the Woodmen Tower, which was the tallest building in downtown Omaha at the time.

Resident Pairs & Offspring:
  • 2021 - Mintaka & Chayton --> 4 chicks fledged, no info on genders or names
  • 2020 - Mintaka & Chayton --> no info found
  • 2019 - Mintaka & Chayton --> 2 females, 1 male - names pending
  • 2018 - Mintaka & Chayton --> Liberty (f), Justice (f) & Freedom (f)
  • 2017 - Mintaka & Charity --> ABEL (m), IsABEL (f), AdoABEL (f) & CapABEL (f)
  • 2016 - Mintaka & Charity --> Hunter (m), Dakota (f), Cheyenne (f), Endura (f)
  • 2015 - Mintaka & Charity --> Max (m), Charlotte (f), Penelope (f) & Lilly (f)
  • 2014 - Mintaka & Hera --> Hans (m), Olaf (m), Anna (f) & Elsa (f)
  • 2013 - Mintaka & Hera --> Big O (m), Joslyn (f), Orpheum (f) & Durham (f)
  • 2012 - Mintaka & Hera --> Douglas (m), Dodge (m), Farnam (m), Cass (f) & Harney (f)
  • 2011 - Zeus & Hera --> Mae (f), Amelia (f), Sally (f), Rosa (f) & Melba (f) 
  • 2010 - Zeus & Hera --> Ponca (m), Oto (m), Kiowa (f) & Dakota (f)
  • 2009 - Zeus & Hera --> Magnus (m), Inina (f), Willow (f) & Isis (f)
  • 2008 - Zeus & Hera --> two unnamed chicks, died pre-banding age
  • 2007 - Zeus & Hera --> Skyler (m), Spirit (f), Patriot (f) & Victory (f)
  • 2006 - Zeus & Hera --> Integrity (m), unnamed (m), Peace (f) & Honour (f)
  • 2005 - Zeus & Amelia --> Athena (f)
  • 2004 - Zeus & Amelia --> Monica (f), Rachel (f) & Phoebe (f)
  • 2003 - Zeus & Amelia --> Freedom (m) & Glory (f)
  • 2002 - Zeus & Amelia --> unnamed (m), Faith (f), Hope (f) & Liberty (f)
  • 2001 - Zeus & Amelia --> two male chicks, 1 female chick, all unnamed
  • 2000 - Zeus & Amelia --> no nest
  • 1999 - Zeus & Winnie --> Spike (m), Doorly (m), unnamed (m), Goldie (f) & Joslyn (f) 
  • 1998 - Zeus & Winnie --> Offutt (m), Maverick (m) Tower (m), Omaha (f) & Husker (f) 
  • 1997 - Zeus & Winnie --> four chicks all die due to unseasonably hot weather
  • 1996 - Zeus** & Winnie --> four chicks, two survive = Olympus (m) & Atlanta (f)
  • 1995 - Sky King & KayCee - lone chick does not survive
  • 1994 - Sky King & KayCee* - 3 chicks, only Sokol (f) survives
  • 1993 - Woody II & Windy --> three infertile eggs laid
  • 1992 - Woody II & Windy --> Skywalker (m) Aerial (f) & Zenith (f)
  • 1991 - Woody II returns to Woodmen Tower
  • 1990 - Woody II returns to Woodmen Tower
  • 1989 - hack-release --> five chicks released but only two are named = Woody II (m) & Sky King (m)
  • 1988 - hack-release --> Woody (m), Newf (m), L.C. (m), Happy (f), Pappy (f), Falco (f) & Willa (f)
* Windy killed by KayCee in the spring during territorial battle over the nestsite
** Zeus involved in territorial battle it is believed with Sky King; Sky King later observed in Lincoln, Nebraska


Manitoba Connections

From 2012 to the present, the resident male has been Mintaka (2010 Lincoln NE) wild-hatch.  Mintaka is the son of Alley (2004 Radisson Hotel in Winnipeg) and 19K (2001 Des Moines Iowa).  Mintaka has had, to-date three mates (in order) Hera, Charity and Chayton and has raised (so far) a total of 35 chicks. 

From 1996-1999, the resident pair was Zeus (1994 Rochester NY) and Winnie (1994 U of Manitoba in Winnipeg).  Winnie laid a total of 18 eggs (4:4:5:5), all the eggs hatched and 11 survived past their first year.  Of those 11, 4 have been resident birds in Minnesota, Missouri, Kansas and North Dakota.  Winnie is a child of T-Rex and Burnsie.  T-Rex was the resident male at the University and later the Radisson and is from the first wild nest in the province after our reintroduction efforts began in 1981.  T-Rex was also the father of Trey.

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Re: NE / Omaha - Woodmen Tower - 2022 / ? & ?
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2022, 23:58 »
2022 NESTING SEASON

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Re: NE / Omaha - Woodmen Tower - 2022 / ? & ?
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2022, 18:18 »
I've tried a few times to get to this website but keep getting error messages ... is it just me (not beyond the realm of possibility) or are others having similar problems?  ???

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Re: NE / Omaha - Woodmen Tower - 2022 / ? & ?
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2022, 05:10 »
I've tried a few times to get to this website but keep getting error messages ... is it just me (not beyond the realm of possibility) or are others having similar problems?  ???

Hmmm.....

Access denied
Error 16
www.woodmenlife.org
2022-03-09 11:08:40 UTC
What happened?
This request was blocked by the security rules
Your IP: 207.161.178.211
Proxy IP: 45.60.131.254 (ID 107229-100)
Incident ID: 7229026920060457472-197678872454340878

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Re: NE / Omaha - Woodmen Tower - 2022 / ? & ?
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2022, 05:18 »

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Re: NE / Omaha - Woodmen Tower - 2022 / ? & ?
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2022, 18:31 »
I did a search and came to this

https://www.earthcam.com/usa/nebraska/omaha/falconcam/?cam=falcon_omaha, but not live.  ???

and this appears to be the link to use
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TFcYtjLhSA 
 

via this https://oppdthewire.com/falcon-webcam-live-oppd-website/

Thanks GCG - good to know it wasn't just me.  I'll update the Woodmen Link and check the OPPD site as well.

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Re: NE / Omaha - Woodmen Tower - 2022 / ? & ?
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2022, 06:29 »
Sadly, Chayton passed away on cam last night.  She was lethargic and seemed disoriented and slowly collapsed on her clutch of 4 eggs and died.  Heartbreaking to say the least.

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Re: NE / Omaha - Woodmen Tower - 2022 / ? & ?
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2022, 12:07 »
Local authorities removed Chayton's body and the 4 eggs this morning.  Rest in peace sweet girl.

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Re: NE / Omaha - Woodmen Tower - 2022 / ? & ?
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2022, 15:36 »
Oh this sucks.  The kind of thing "managers" hope never happens - on-camera or not.



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Re: NE / Omaha - Woodmen Tower - 2022 / ? & ?
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2022, 16:35 »
Sadly, Chayton passed away on cam last night.  She was lethargic and seemed disoriented and slowly collapsed on her clutch of 4 eggs and died.  Heartbreaking to say the least.

Sounds similar to what happened with Beauty at Rochester, NY.  I wonder if it's the Avian flue?   I hope not!  :-\
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Re: NE / Omaha - Woodmen Tower - 2022 / ? & ?
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2022, 17:51 »
Sadly, Chayton passed away on cam last night.  She was lethargic and seemed disoriented and slowly collapsed on her clutch of 4 eggs and died.  Heartbreaking to say the least.

Sounds similar to what happened with Beauty at Rochester, NY.  I wonder if it's the Avian flue?   I hope not!  :-\

I hope not either but wouldn't surprise me if it was. :(  When Beauty passed, I thought okay well she was 15 years old and her mom went at 16 so you could maybe pass it off as a natural thing but watching Chayton last night..she was only 8 years old and some of the signs were similar!.  But then again, might be coincidental. 

And at Warren Michigan, the 4 year old female has just vanished into thin air.  Her mate has been incubating their 4 eggs on and off the past 6 days - no sign or sounds of another female.  They did a search locally and no body found, no one has reported her injured (she is banded and is the sister of our resident female here at my site). 
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Re: NE / Omaha - Woodmen Tower - 2022 / ? & ?
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2022, 18:01 »
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And at Warren Michigan, the 4 year old female has just vanished into thin air.  Her mate has been incubating their 4 eggs on and off the past 6 days - no sign or sounds of another female.  They did a search locally and no body found, no one has reported her injured (she is banded and is the sister of our resident female here at my site).
Last Edit: Today at 05:56:32 PM by carly

I haven't looked there recently! That's sad!

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Re: NE / Omaha - Woodmen Tower - 2022 / ? & ?
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2022, 18:41 »
Just a few thoughts for consideration ...

Rochester / Beauty - given that an unbanded female moved into the nest with Beauty's new boyfriend the day after does raise the likelihood that her death was related to a territorial dispute - most of conflicts don't happen in the nestbox and given where these peregrines live, we only see a very small portion of their lives.  Princess had a heck of a fight close to a decade ago, one she spent 3 days hanging out inside the nestbox recovering from - she'd never stayed in the nestbox without eggs/young chicks before.  She limped for quite a while and she had cuts/abrasions on her head.  At 15 she would have had a hard time matching a younger bird.

Warren Michigan female - no idea here of course, but Pop disappeared one day mid-incubation.  His son T-Rex abandoned his mate in South Winnipeg and moved in downtown with Madame to raise his father's four (if I remember correctly) chicks.  It was like they were his own kids, smoothest transition ever.  T-Rex never went back to his old mate, she eventually moved to another site closer to downtown.  Holly's mate Zeus vanished not once but twice for a year each time from the McKenzie Seeds site.  Returned to pick up where he left off except in his last year when he was replaced by Brooklyn.  (Brooklyn hatched in Brandon during one of Zeus's sabbatical years).  We've also had a few younger females go missing - most recently Marilyn in 2020, Etta in 2021 - they were here, then they were gone and they were not replaced by other females.  No point in speculating what happened until there is perhaps more news ...

Omaha / Chayton - she was younger but we are a little lucky to have longer lived birds here - the average age for a wild peregrine is 5-7 years, so she was "older".  Her death is definitely a mystery, could be she was injured (fight or collision or ??),  bacterial infection, viral infection, response to something toxic (not particularly likely) or maybe something like Taku's stroke-caused brain damage - no cause, just happened.  But H5N1 is a concern particularly for domestic birds so understandably folks would be concerned.  Again, may just have to wait and see ...

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Re: NE / Omaha - Woodmen Tower - 2022 / ? & ?
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2022, 17:22 »


New young bird at the Woodmen Life Building in Omaha. Distinctive looking - very white and very dark brown.  Think I saw Mintaka in the box earlier and this new bird is definitely big enough to be a female, but I'm pretty sure "she" is a 2021 hatch, maybe even from the Woodmen box considering how interested "she" was in what was on the other side of the glass.  Nothing was going on, bird was just really interested.  :)


I can access the cam on EarthCam but I can't access the Woodmen website, I keep getting blocked due to security settings.  I haven't set any settings related to this page so I wondered if anyone else had/is having similar problems ...  ???

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Re: NE / Omaha - Woodmen Tower - 2022 / ? & ?
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2022, 18:58 »

I can access the cam on EarthCam but I can't access the Woodmen website, I keep getting blocked due to security settings.  I haven't set any settings related to this page so I wondered if anyone else had/is having similar problems ...  ???

I have no access for the same reason...it worked last year!  Very strange!

Skygirlblue thinks it may have something to do with being in Canada. It works for her and many others on BCAW.
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