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Nebraska Capitol’s peregrine falcons move up to higher home | Rural Radio Network

Nebraska Capitol’s peregrine falcons move up to higher home

Nebraska Capitol’s peregrine falcons move up to higher home
(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ The peregrine falcons that have nested for years on the Nebraska Capitol have moved up to a new home.

Officials say the two abandoned their longtime nesting site outside the 18th floor and have established a new nest in a gutter at the base of the dome. The nest isn’t visible from the FalconCam that’s provided a view of their family life over the years.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Joel Jorgensen told the Lincoln Journal Star that observers from the ground have been monitoring the birds’ movements, and it appears Ally has laid more eggs. He says it also appears Ally and her mate, 19/K, are taking turns on incubation duty.

Last year the two abandoned their clutch of five eggs at their former nest.

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