THE FAMOUS Peregrine Falcons nest each year on the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. 2016 did not see an active nesting pair, so the cameras were turned off. Please check back spring of 2017.
What a miracle. I can't believe we can watch something like that. Thanks so much for posting!Felicia
Wow ... had my doubts mid-afternoon on May 21 = 2 eyases and two wayward (far to north of the scrape) eggs. At 1600 on May 21, I watched the falcon move the closest of the two wayward eggs back into scrape w/ 2 eyases. All appeared back in order at 1943 on May 21 = 2 eyases and 2 eggs in the scrape w/ the adult male in attendance on the front board RW
So cool ... 3, or 4 SLC PEFA Watchpost/Rescue Team members and a couple of other falcon fans reported observation of the hatch of the 3rd eyases! One commented that it (the hatch) began at 0843 on May 22 and others noted the event as 0845. What's next? I know ... a 4th?RW
What happened to the male. Earlier today the mother moved out of camera range and gave a terrible long squeel. Is the male dead? The female left the area twice coming back with food for the babies and she keeps looking for the male. Kitty
I saw both parents this a.m. (Wednesday). The male perched at the box entrance to watch 'the kids' for a few minutes while the female left to hunt breakfast. Feeding followed at about 7:45 a.m.
Cat - thanks for tracking/finding both adults so as to relieve any concern that we have a real problem. RW
Looks as if the last egg isn't going to make it...sad face :-(John C.
This evening (Friday), about 8:20 p.m., there was a scraping sound near the cam and the parent stood up and stared watchfully towards the cam for about 5 minutes or so before settling back down. (Mice, maybe?)
Sun., May 27 5:13 p.m. brood of three eyases and one entire egg visible w/ tiercel on the front board, I decided to wait things out (watch for incoming adult with prey) ... it was not until 5:48 p.m. that the falcon returned w/ prey and began feedingRW
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