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Eyas return to Omaha

As has been reported elsewhere, a Peregrine Falcon eyas at the WoodmenLife Tower made a premature leap from it’s nest box in downtown Omaha late last week.  The youngster was quickly recovered by Denise Lewis with Fontenelle Forest’s Raptor Recovery (FFRR).  After a check-up, the eyas was returned to its nest box in Omaha by NGPC Conservation Officer and Raptor Recovery volunteer Dina Barta.  Below are a few photos Dina took during the return trip to Omaha.

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Betsy Finch of FFRR with the young Peregrine Falcon before its trip back to Omaha.
Betsy Finch of FFRR with the young Peregrine Falcon before its trip back to Omaha.
C.O. Dina Barta returning the eyas to the nest box.
C.O. Dina Barta returning the eyas to the nest box.

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This is just another example, in addition to the incident with 19/K, of the important and indispensable role FFRR and its volunteers have in protecting Peregrine Falcons and all of  Nebraska’s other raptors.

Latest news is that this bird made another premature leap and is back at FFRR.

Good birding!

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Thanks to Dina for sharing and allowing me to use her photos on this blog.

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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