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.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
I worked the evening shift yesterday, arriving around 6pm to find that Primo had moved over the south side of JSMB (which puts him hanging over traffic on South Temple Street) perched on a the scallop edging. This, of course, made everyone very nervous so we had folks staged all up and down South Temple in case he tried to fly over to City Creek or Main Street and failed. Around 7pm he did fly off, heading west right over traffic on South Temple, making it almost to West Temple Street, landing on the roof of the old Assembly Hall building. That's a great flight for Primo. You can see the distance on this photo from JSMB to Assembly Hall. As for Boxer Sue, she is a champion of flight and disappearances at this point. She finally popped up on the Temple just after Primo's flight. BTW, Primo and Boxer spent a lot of bonding time on JSMB earlier in the day with Boxer demonstrating flights over Primo's head then landing to hang out with him some more. Quite cute.
Primo making everyone nervous.
Primo sitting on Assembly Hall roof near main steeple.