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Peregrine passion will take off quickly once spring arrives

Spring has been slow to emerge from the depths of winter this year.  Not surprisingly, the Capitol’s Peregrine Falcons have also been slow with their breeding activities this year compared to last.  On this date (26 March) last year, the first egg had already arrived.  With the forecast looking like it might finally be shaping up, expect activity around the nestbox to pick up quickly.  We still do not know for certain whether the same birds are back, so if anyone catches a screen shot that confirms the band combination, please pass that along.  I had a decent look at the female’s bands this morning and it appears to be A/Y, or Alley, the female from Winnipeg, Manitoba, present since 2005.  However, I’d like a clearer look before making a final conclusion.

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The Nongame Bird Blog below is written by the Commission’s Nongame Bird Program
Manager Joel Jorgensen.

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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