2016 WoodmenLife Falcon Banding
May 27 was banding day at the WoodmenLife Tower as workers from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and Fontenelle Forest Raptor Recovery came to inspect and band the young falcons. As a bonus, recovery expert, Betsy Finch, was able to capture the unbanded female falcon, Charity, from the nest box so that they could band her. The effort was a success!
The falcons had blood drawn, were dusted for mites and banded. The three females and one male were all pronounced healthy.
Watch the 2016 banding video below.
You can help name the 2016 falcons by joining the Falcon Naming Contest on the WoodmenLife Facebook page.
The winner of the naming contest will receive a framed picture of the falcons and an invitation to the 2017 VIP Falcon Banding.