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One Capitol Peregrine identified

I finally captured a screen shot good enough to confirm the band of the adult female Peregrine Falcon.   The band reads “A” on the upper portion and “Y” on the bottom portion, or in other words, “A/Y”.  Thus, this is Alley, the female from Winnipeg, Manitoba, present since 2005.  This is the only female that has successful bred at the Capitol.  Now, getting a look at the male’s bands may prove to be much more challenging.  We should also be on the lookout for an egg appearing very soon!

Even though it is challenging to read, the white lettering reads “A/Y” on the female Peregrine

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The Nongame Bird Blog below is written by the Commission’s Nongame Bird Program
Manager Joel Jorgensen.

About Joel Jorgensen

Joel Jorgensen is a Nebraska native and he has been interested in birds just about as long as he has been breathing. He has been NGPC’s Nongame Bird Program Manager for eight years and he works on a array of monitoring, research, regulatory and conservation issues. Nongame birds are the 400 or so species that are not hunted and include the Whooping Crane, Least Tern, Piping Plover, Bald Eagle, and Peregrine Falcon. When not working, he enjoys birding.

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