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What's Up?

What's Up?

Omaha, Neb.  June 26, 2009

Another image courtesy of Andy. He took this image of one of the falcon chicks who landed outside his downtown Omaha apartment.


Howdy Neighbor

Howdy Neighbor

Omaha, Neb.  June 26, 2009

Andy found this falcon chick outside his apartment window in downtown Omaha recently and was kind enough to send us this image.


Guarding The Nest

Guarding The Nest

Omaha, Neb.  May 28, 2009

Hera guards her young after they were returned to the nest following banding.


Meet the Falcons

Meet the Falcons

Omaha, Neb.  May 28, 2009

The four young falcons -- one male, three female -- are introduced to the media and visitors following the banding.


Falcon Lineup

Falcon Lineup

Omaha, Neb.  May 28, 2009

Falcons are lined up for pictures following banding.


Newly Banded Falcon

Newly Banded Falcon

Omaha, Neb.  May 28, 2009


Next in Line

Next in Line

Omaha, Neb.  May 28, 2009

One falcon is getting blood drawn while the next falcon is prepared. All of this is part of the banding process.


Measuring Up!

Measuring Up!

Omaha, Neb.  May 28, 2009

Workers measure the leg of the falcons to determine their sex. Females are about 1/3 larger than males and this is reflected in their legs, which are already full grown.


Hands Off!

Hands Off!

Omaha, Neb.  May 28, 2009

Young falcon protests as workers from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and Raptor Recovery Nebraska checks and bands the bird.


Young Falcon

Young Falcon

Omaha, Neb.  May 28, 2009

Young falcon is preparing for banding


Waiting

Waiting

Omaha, NE  April 02, 2009

Hera waits for Zeus to get off the eggs so she can take over.


Falcon Family Squabble

Falcon Family Squabble

Omaha, NE  April 02, 2009

Hera (sitting on the edge) got a little upset with Zeus when he refused to get off the eggs and let her take over. She sat on the edge for a good 30-40 minutes waiting. A couple seconds after this image was snapped, Hera popped into the nest and gave Zeus a little wing slap.


Protective Mom

Protective Mom

Omaha, NE  April 02, 2009

Hera starts to calm down and move back into the box to sit on her eggs. We upset her when we replaced one of the cameras.


Three Eggs

Three Eggs

Omaha, NE  April 02, 2009

We upset Hera this morning when we replaced one of the cameras we have. She didn't like it one bit when she saw us. But, she revealed a third egg in the nest.


Two Eggs

Two Eggs

Omaha, Neb.  March 31, 2009

The second egg appeared on March 31.


First Falcon Egg!

First Falcon Egg!

Omaha, NE  March 30, 2009

Hera laid the first egg of 2009 sometime Saturday afternoon.


Sharing

Sharing

Omaha, Neb.  March 24, 2009

Zeus and Hera share a meal at the nest box.


Breakfast-1

Breakfast-1

Omaha, Neb.  March 24, 2009

One of the Woodmen Tower Falcons enjoys a quick breakfast.


Breakfast-2

Breakfast-2

Omaha, Neb.  March 24, 2009

One of the Woodmen Tower peregrine falcons devours its prey.


Feb09-zeus

Feb09-zeus

Omaha, Neb.  March 09, 2009

Zeus at his nest box during a late February 2009 snow storm.


Feb09-1

Feb09-1

Omaha, Neb.  March 09, 2009

Peregrine falcon at its nest box atop the Woodmen Tower during a February 2009 snow storm. Both Zeus and Hera spend the winter in Omaha.


Feb09-2

Feb09-2

Omaha, Neb.  March 09, 2009

Falcon atop the Woodmen Tower during a February 2009 snow storm.