This morning Brett Daugherty, Troy Kroger and I ventured up to the 18th floor of the Capitol. One reason was to take a look at the cameras (Troy is our IT guy). As some have already noticed, Troy fiddled with the view of one the cameras. The second reason was to take some photos of the two falcons to hopefully capture band combinations so the birds could be identified. Confirming the identity of the male this year is a bit intriguing compared to previous years as our long-time resident male, 19/K, was spotted at the Woodmen nest box in Omaha in February and apparently got in quite a fight with his progeny, Mintaka, there in March. Well, I am pleased to report we were able to confirm the identity of both birds.
One mystery solved. If you are interested in watching the live streaming video of the Peregrine Falcons, please click HERE.