Peregrine falcon Skye took her first flight early Saturday in downtown Salt Lake City, leaving an empty nest behind.
The bird, one of three born this spring in a nest box on the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, flew the coop at 5:47 a.m., the last of the youngsters to test its wings. The young falcon made it to the World Trade Center at City Creek (formerly called Eagle Gate Tower) at 60 E. South Temple, a little southeast of its home.
The other falcons, Hunter and Ace, ventured out on Tuesday. The trio had successful departures and the kids are all right, according to Bob Walters, watchable wildlife coordinator for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.