SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah wildlife officials are excited about the prospects for a new addition to the family of peregrine falcons that nest in downtown Salt Lake City.
One speckled brown egg showed up last week in the nesting box atop the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. Another three are expected any time.
Bob Walters, the watchable-wildlife coordinator for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, says hatching should begin just after Mother's Day. The young are expected to try testing their wings at the end of June.
The falcons are part of a downtown tradition. The birds first nested at the former Utah Hotel building in 1986 and have returned most years since. Last year, three of four eggs hatched.
The DWR has a link to a peregrine falcon web cam at 1.usa.gov/irotAR.