Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
The peregrine falcons of downtown Salt Lake City added a fourth egg to the nest box on the Joseph Smith Memorial Building early Wednesday (April 17) morning. Courtesy of the Salt Lake City Peregrine Falcons Facebook page
Salt Lake City peregrine falcons deliver 4th egg
First Published Apr 20 2013 05:37 pm • Last Updated Apr 20 2013 05:51 pm

The peregrine falcons of downtown Salt Lake City delivered a fourth egg to their nest box on the Joseph Smith Memorial Building sometime early Saturday. High-definition cameras installed in the nest box broadcast the Salt Lake City peregrine falcons around the world via the Internet.

Egg No. 3 arrived about 9:30 a.m. on April 17th, egg No. 2 arrived early April 15th and the first egg of 2013 appeared April 12.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

Peregrines typically lay four eggs, and followed that course in 2012. One of the eggs from last year failed to hatch. One of the three young peregrines from 2012 died after crashing into a building but two survived, although one spent the winter in a raptor-rehabilitation center before being released on Antelope Island.

State wildlife officials expect the eggs to hatch sometime during the week after Mother’s Day (May 12) and predict their first attempts at flight to happen near the end of June.




Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Videos
Jobs
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.