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Expect an egg anytime

It is time.  The Capitol’s Peregrine Falcons should be welcoming there first egg into the world anytime. Maybe by the time you read this, it will have happened already.

The two previous years, the female Peregrine Falcon laid her first egg on 31 March.  Will she make it three years in a row?   She has also been increasingly hanging out in the nest box, often just sitting there (such as in the photo, below).  Such lethargy is expected when she is about to lay an egg.   Also, the Woodmen Peregrine Falcons already have two eggs as of Tuesday midday.    Even though individual birds have changed in Omaha, The Woodmen pair has traditionally started laying eggs earlier than the Capitol pair.  Bottom line, expect an egg anytime.

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If you want to keep tabs on the falcons as we approach this momentous event, you can find our streaming video, coming to you live from the 18th Floor of the Nebraska State Capitol, HERE.

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Good birding!

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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