Eyas return to Omaha

June 14, 2016 Joel Jorgensen

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.

Good birding!

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

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