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Author Topic: The story of Zeus (1994)  (Read 6446 times)
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« on: 14-Sep-10, 02:42:19 pm »

In 1996, Zeus began his amazingly long reign in Omaha. He had hatched in Rochester, N.Y., during 1994. In 1996, he and his mate, Minnie (who had hatched in Winnipeg, Manitoba. in 1994), nested on the Woodmen Tower, producing four chicks and fledging two of them. In 1997, four more chicks hatched, but all died before fledging. In 1998, five young were fledged, and in 1999, four more were successfully reared.

Peregrine chicks (also called eyases) double their weight in six days and are ten times their size at birth in three weeks. (Paul A. Johnsgard)By 2001 Zeus had acquired a new mate, Amelia, hatched in 1999 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. He had begun courting her the previous year, when she was still too young to breed. The new pair successfully hatched four chicks in 2001, but none survived to fledging. However, during the next three summers, they fledged a total of eight young birds, including at least two every year.

Zeus acquired his third mate in 2006, a female (Hera) of unknown age and origin. In 2006, they managed to fledge four youngsters, followed by four more in 2007. The entire 2008 brood died before fledging, but in 2009, four females were fledged, and in 2010, two males and two females were reared. By then about 50 peregrines had been successfully reared on the Woodmen Tower.
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« Reply #1 on: 14-Sep-10, 02:46:37 pm »

He is an amazing Tiercel.   clap
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« Reply #2 on: 14-Sep-10, 03:22:56 pm »

 2thumbsup  Good for Zeus!    Good for the species!!   More successes than failures.     good news
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« Reply #3 on: 14-Sep-10, 05:23:26 pm »

Thanks Donna!  Amelia was a beauty, but I'm warming up to Hera.  I wish Woodmen had some watchers like Rochester!
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« Reply #4 on: 18-Sep-10, 08:27:30 am »

Here's a recent picture of Zeus!
 
and a PPE also!
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« Reply #5 on: 18-Sep-10, 09:43:45 am »

Here's a recent picture of Zeus!
 
and a PPE also!
Zeus is a beautiful tiercel and was a cute eyas.
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« Reply #6 on: 25-Sep-10, 12:24:11 am »

Here's a recent picture of Zeus!
 
and a PPE also!
Zeus is a beautiful tiercel and was a cute eyas.

Zeus has the most beautiful eyes!  Like big buttons :-) What an inquisitive little expression he has!
I am in love with yet another tiercel  wub2 heart
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