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Capitol peregrine falcons’ second nesting attempt fails

LINCOLN, Neb. – A second nesting attempt this year by the peregrine falcon pair atop the Nebraska State Capitol Building in Lincoln has failed. The latest nesting attempt began near the end of May, when the female peregrine falcon laid three eggs in the nest box located on the Capitol’s 18th floor. Over the past week, two eggs disappeared, leaving one egg attended by the pair. By late Monday, June 25, the pair was incubating the remaining egg infrequently, and …

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Capitol’s peregrine falcons select new nest site

LINCOLN, Neb. – The peregrine falcon pair atop the Nebraska Capitol have apparently opted not to use the nest box placed on the 18th floor and instead have chosen a new site. The new nest site appears to be in a gutter at the base of the Capitol’s dome. One consequence of the falcons’ decision is that the nest and eggs are inaccessible and outside of the view of Falcon cam, which has provided streaming video of the nest box …

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Falcon 19/K released following recovery from injury

LINCOLN – Fontenelle Forest’s Raptor Recovery, with assistance from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the Office of the Capitol Commission, released the male peregrine falcon, 19/K, from the 18th floor of the Nebraska Capitol on Oct. 3. 19/K was found on the ground in Lincoln on June 6 with a dislocated elbow. He spent the last several months being treated by Raptor Recovery and recuperating at its facility near Elmwood, Nebraska. The release was a success, as 19/K …

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Capitol Peregrine Falcon Chick Banded

LINCOLN – One male peregrine falcon chick from the nest box near the top of the Nebraska Capitol building was banded and given a checkup on Tuesday, June 7. “The banding went very well and the chick appears to be in very good shape,” said Joel Jorgensen, nongame bird program manager for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. “The young male has everything he needs to be successful.” Peregrine female A/*Y laid five eggs in late March and early April, …

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Capitol Falcon Chick Named for Fallen Omaha Police Officer

LINCOLN – Honoring a fallen Omaha police officer, the public chose the name “Orozco” for the peregrine falcon chick raised in a nest box at the Nebraska Capitol. The name was revealed in a ceremony outside the Capitol on June 26. Officer Kerrie Orozco, 29, was killed in the line of duty on May 30. A contest was held this month to name the falcon. The public submitted online name suggestions. A list of finalists was selected by a committee …

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