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Banding Day (video) – “name-the-chicks” contest coming soon

Lauren Dinan and I, along with our partners Betsy Finch and Janet Stander from Raptor Recovery Nebraska, had a beautiful morning to band the three Peregrine Falcon chicks at the Capitol.   We found out that there is one female and two male chicks.   The whole procedure took about 20-25 minutes and concluded without a hitch (which is always a relief).   Highlights can be seen in the video, below.

[youtube width=”552″ height=”447″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ4acwqvW1k[/youtube]

Special thanks to Capitol staff for facilitating the banding.  Also, thanks to Melissa Panella for shooting the rudimentary video.

Yes, watch for details regarding the “Name-the-chicks” contest in the next day or so.

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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