Falcon Chicks Banded And Checked

Birds of a feather get banded together high a top Omaha’s woodmen tower.

Five peregrine falcon chicks pulled from their nest outside the 28th floor. A team of bird experts from Game and Parks and Raptor Recovery attach a band to a leg and draw blood from the chicks.

They also determine the gender of each. Three are male and two females. The chicks are put back after a check up.

Denise Lewis of Raptor Recovery said, “They’ll go out and start forming their new territory in a couple of months. But they’ll hang around while mom and dad care for them and show them the ropes before they move on.”

Lewis said the chicks are about 20 days old. Woodmen of the World is holding a naming contest through face book.

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