Thursday, May 19, 2016

Where are the Falcons??


I know, it has been a long time since I have posted any updates on our downtown Peregrines. I'll try to give a brief outline of the minimal activity from the last ten months since our resident female died.

- Bob cleaned out the nest box on the Joseph Smith Memorial Building also February 16 in preparation for a hopeful nest season (after last year's pigeons used the box to raise 'Willow'.
- Two adult peregrines were spotted by Bob Walters on the Key Bank tower on February 22.
- In early April, two adults were photographed and video taped by John C. having dinner on the 24th floor of the University Club Building (which is just a block and a half from the nest box!) See below.
- Also in early April, the nest cameras were turned on in hopes that the pair seen in the video would discover the box. Since they did not, the cameras have now been turned off.
-Last reported sighting by Bob, Wed., May 11, 2016 @ 11:38 a.m. - 11:53 a.m. - one, adult peregrine falcon perched on the e in the sign on the east face of the Key Bank Tower, then took off to north and out of view.

This will likely be the only post of 2016, unless.... juveniles are spotted flying somewhere over downtown SLC!

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