Ok, the headline may be a little bit over-the-top. However, I had the tremendous privilege of being interviewed for about five minutes on the Canadian Broadcast Corporation’s Winnipeg, Manitoba, affiliate today to chat about Peregrine Falcons. Why would our neighbors to the north want to talk to some yokel in Nebraska about Peregrine Falcons? Answer: our female, A/Y or “Ally”, was hatched in Winnipeg in 2004 and showed up in Lincoln in 2005 (and has been here ever since). Congrats to you if you knew the answer. They were merely catching up and seeing how the ol’ girl was doing. Thanks to Mike Green and Larry the afternoon guy for the opportunity to chat. They are still raising falcons in Winnipeg and also have a webcam, their page can be found:
That’s Canada, what about the world? Troy Kroeger (again, our IT guy who is the brains behind the operation, here) was gracious enough today to provide some information on who has been watching our falcons. Thousands of people have checked out our Peregrine webcams, but that total includes people from 49 countries! Sure, we have had only one hit from countries such as Lithuania and Singapore, but we’ve also had over a hundred hits from other countries such as China and the Netherlands. Cool stuff!