Joel Jorgensen May 29, 2015Comments Off on Capitol’s Peregrine Falcon chick banded
As you may already know, the Peregrine Falcon eyas, who we now know is a male, was banded and given a check-up today by staff from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and Fontenelle Forest’s Raptor Recovery. You may have already seen some video and photos on NGPC’s Twitter page. Below are a few more photos from this morning’s event.
We will be having a “Name-the-chick” contest and details will be coming soon. All is well on the 18th Floor of the Capitol.
Many thanks to Betsy Finch, Janet Stander and Elaine Bachel of Fontenelle Forest’s Raptor Recovery, the Office of the Capitol Commission, Nebraska State Patrol, Brett Daugherty, Roxanne Smith, Melissa Panella and Dylan McCaugherty. All photos by Melissa Panella.
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.