While switching the indoor cameras to the east nest, Zeus and Hera flew around anxiously waiting for us to leave.
Here is a glimpse of the nest as it looks from inside the 28th Floor of the Woodmen Tower. One lonely egg, looking for some friends!
First Egg of 2011 appeared sometime after 8 a.m. CDT on April 6.
A glimpse of the three eggs from above.
Hera stretching her legs after sitting for a while to warm her three eggs.
The fourth egg showed up sometime between late afternoon Thursday and Friday morning!
We saw five eggs this morning when Zeus and Hera traded spots!
And the countdown begins until the first hatch!
Hera saying, "Yes, I can see you, now please leave."
While waiting for us to leave the 28th floor, Hera and Zeus both flew nearby.
Hera was very vocal in letting us know she knew we were watching!
After the crew fixed one of the cameras, Hera settled back in to warm her eggs.
While we were checking on the cameras, Hera was checking on us!
"Yup, I'm still here," says Hera to the paparazzi.
The first 2 chicks hatched approximately 40 days after they were laid. May 17, 2011.
One of the chicks first meals!
Two of the eggs have hatched. We are just waiting on the three remaining.
Zeus delivered the eyas afternoon snack to Hera.
Around 4:00 pm on the 18th, the two eyas received a snack from mum and pop.
Three little chicks, sitting in the nest. Mama's gonna feed 'em and then they'll rest!
On the morning of May 23, we could see five distinct heads in the nest!
Waiting for breakfast and enjoying some sunshine!
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission banded each bird's leg with a numbered band and Raptor Recovery checked them all out to be sure they were in good shape, sprayed them for mites and took a vile of blood to test.
Showing off one of the five female falcon chicks!
Here are the five falcon chicks, all in a row!
All the chicks were worn out, but very curious about all the people in the window.