Hera pictured prior to her release after an injury in 2008. She is approximately 1/3 larger than Zeus.
Zeus rests on the ledge, while Hera is flying. Taken
during in a February 4, 2010 snowstorm.
Zeus and Hera prepare the East nest.
We have 3 eggs.
Four eggs in the box.
Five eggs in the box.
The fifth egg never hatched and was discarded by Zues and Hera by May 21, 2010.
Hera feeds her 4 eyas.
A light lunch for the growing chicks!
The chicks are enjoying a breakfast of a red headed woodpecker!
Spreading out in the summer heat atop the Woodmen Tower.
Breakfast on a warm Tuesday morning atop the Woodmen Tower in Omaha.
The chicks are active when they are hungry!
The chicks have more than doubled in size already!
This is the first chick to be banded and placed back in the box.
Next to be banded...what's going on?
One of the chicks being banded.
Attaching the 2nd band to the chicks leg.
Second to be banded.
Staff from Raptor Recovery showing off chick #3.
Could they be any cuter?
2 males and 2 females!
The dark colored feathers are beginning to appear.
Standing guard after the chicks were returned to the nest.
Zues watched closely as the window was put back in place.
Flying in for a closer look
The four chicks rest and recover from their new adventure being banded.
One of the 4 is stretching her wings a lot today! Getting anxious to test them out?
One of the falcons is getting brave...sitting on the edge of the nest. Next step: onto the ledge of the building.
One chick is outside the nest on the ledge, two are in the nest, is the fourth out stretching it's wings?
The chicks are walking the ledge as they get stronger and bigger!
The chicks wander up and down the ledge while watching Zeus and Hera do fly-bys!
This chick is getting ready to leap frog over to the other side of the nest!
Practicing the motions, this chick jumps to the next ledge with her wings stretched out.
The camera caught a portion of a stretched out wing. Beautiful!
Who put this white stuff in my nest?
Zeus and Hera are both in the nest this morning!