This morning, Joel Jorgensen from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission received a call from James Thiele, who is with the USDA – Wildlife Services, reporting a deceased falcon had been found in downtown Omaha. The falcon was Douglas, purple band 1126 14499 and black/red bands 09/R, one of the male Peregrine Falcons hatched this year from atop the Woodmen Tower. He was found on a sidewalk along Douglas Street a couple blocks from Woodmen of the World. The bird's wing was broken and it appeared death may have resulted from a collision, possibly with a building window.
As you probably have noticed the falcon chicks have moved out of camera range. The remaining four, two females (Cass and Harney), and the two males (Farnam and Dodge), are still around learning how to hunt from their mother and father. If you are ever out walking near the Woodmen Tower, you could get lucky and hear one of the chicks call for their parent, or even see one in flight.