Sunday, August 21, 2011

Update from Bob Walters

I talked to Bob on Thursday evening and he told me he was downtown and had seen a bird on the east side of COB, a juvenile, and it took off flying east of State Street. That is interesting, possibly they are hanging out on the cathedral. He also said he saw the two adults fly in around dark and land on the two bank buildings on either side of Main and South Temple. Here is a follow up note he sent to me
on Friday:

Follow-up report to conversation with Liz on August 18 at 8:16 p.m., or so: angled malar tips suggest that the young-of-the-bird observed on the east rail above the plexiglass on the tall Church Office Building was Charlie.

Later, 8:59 -9:08 p.m., I observed a young-of-the-year bird at roost on the lower right-hand corner of the 6th from the top, fire escape opening on the west side, north face of the tall Church Office Building.

Also, despite repeated calls and messages to return my calls, I've received no word from my contact at the Intermountain Medical Center as to a check/look into the nest box where a few of us have spotted a single adult on the large sign visible on the east face from State Street.

1 comment:

Trish said...

FYI-My parents were at Murray Park sometime last week in the morning and heard all these birds going crazy. They went to see what was going on because I had told them about the falcon box on IMC and they said they saw two falcons totally "bugging" a whole bunch of crows. They said it was like they were just irritating them and obviously not hunting them because there was plenty of opportunity to do so. But the moral of the story is that they saw two falcons!!!