Falcons Survived the Storm

Falcons are survivors.

Last night Omaha and the surrounding areas experienced a storm with 80 mph winds. With power lines and trees knocked down in the area, what about the falcons on the 28th floor of the WoodmenLife Tower?

They’re fine! They huddled together last night and got a little wet but were energetic for their breakfast this morning.

And let’s be honest. They’ve seen worse. Peregrine falcons have survived large-scale DDT poisoning, and they’ve even evolved to better hunt their prey over time.

Next for these four babies (are they toddlers now?) is surviving the banding on Friday morning. They’ll be examined, banded and they’ll have blood drawn. Check out previous banding ceremony videos on our falcon site.

Angie Hempel

Angie has been a writer and editor at WoodmenLife since 2003. She serves on the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross Omaha Council Bluffs Metro Chapter and the Public Relations Society of America Nebraska Chapter, and serves on the Community Advisory Board for the Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska. She mentors a Little Sister through Big Brothers Big Sisters and volunteers with organizations like the Nebraska Writers Collective and Meals on Wheels. She was chosen as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Omahans by the Jaycees in 2012. She and her husband Michael love to cook, travel and chase after their baby boy Corbin, Jack Russell Terrier Sadie and parakeet Larry.

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