This morning (Wednesday, 23 May) a team of us banded and took blood from the five Peregrine Falcon chicks at the Woodmen building in downtown Omaha. The team comprised of myself and Lauren Dinan from the Nongame Bird Program at NGPC and Betsy Finch, Denise Lewis, and Janet Stander of Raptor Recovery Nebraska. The Woodmen does a great job and thanks to Nicole Steier and everyone else from the Woodmen for making things go so well. Breeding Peregrine Falcons in Nebraska have their origin at the Woodmen beginning about a quarter century ago. Visit the Woodmen site for more information (http://falcons.woodmen.org/). Thanks again to everyone involved. Below are a few photos from today and we’ll be getting to our youngsters here at the Capitol real soon.
See more photos, here, on the Omaha World-Herald’s blog: http://blogs.omaha.com/2012/05/23/falcon-banding-at-the-woodmen-tower/