Omaha’s only pair of nesting peregrine falcons have laid two eggs so far this season.
The first egg was laid March 31 — just in time for Easter Day — in their nest on the ledge of the 28th floor of downtown’s Woodmen Tower. The second egg came Tuesday morning.
The male falcon, Mintaka, and his partner, Hera, take turns sitting on the egg. As one falcon arrives, the other takes off in search of food.
You can watch the falcons, which once were endangered, incubate and hatch their young online via the FalconCam, by clicking here.
As part of the 25th anniversary of the Woodmen Tower Falcon program celebration, Woodmen of the World will be holding the annual “Name the Falcon” contest again this year through Facebook. by clicking here.
(Photo courtesy of The Woodmen Tower)
Special educational activities have also been planned to commemorate the anniversary. Woodmen of the World has partnered with Fontenelle Forest and Raptor Recovery Nebraska to create educational materials for third through fifth graders, the materials are available online for anyone to use.
The public can find out more about the 25th anniversary celebration and the new falcon chicks at the web site at www.Woodmen.org/
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