Lauren Dinan and I, along with our partners Betsy Finch and Janet Stander from Raptor Recovery Nebraska, had a beautiful morning to band the three Peregrine Falcon chicks at the Capitol. We found out that there is one female and two male chicks. The whole procedure took about 20-25 minutes and concluded without a hitch (which is always a relief). Highlights can be seen in the video, below.[youtube width=”552″ height=”447″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ4acwqvW1k[/youtube]
Special thanks to Capitol staff for facilitating the banding. Also, thanks to Melissa Panella for shooting the rudimentary video.
Yes, watch for details regarding the “Name-the-chicks” contest in the next day or so.