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By: soph9 (offline) on Tuesday, January 05 2010 @ 09:06 PM EST (Read 22437 times)  
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By: soph9 (offline) on Thursday, March 25 2010 @ 02:42 PM EDT  
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Nest and cam update-

Due to impending construction on the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, I closed off the existing nest box and installed a new one on a nearby building wall to the north. Thanks to the LDS Church, the new box, like the old one, is wired with cameras and a microphone, but there is no guarantee that the peregrine pair will accept it. We must simply wait and see. If we get so lucky (that the peregrine pair decide to nest within the new box), the cameras and microphone will be "up and running" sometime after General Conference, approximately April 5.


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By: Anonymous: gbi () on Friday, April 09 2010 @ 12:26 PM EDT  
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Thanks for the update, wings crossed that they will decide to nest.

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By: Anonymous: MystCat () on Sunday, April 18 2010 @ 05:45 PM EDT  
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wave

Just saw the note about the nestbox being moved.
Keeping fingers crossed that the pair decide to nest there this year.

I found a set of photos of Early and Lex on Flickr (from last year's clutch):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/chickadeet ... 689007383/


Some really nice photos and video there, and nice to reminisce, too! Nodding yes





       
   
By: Anonymous: MystCat () on Friday, April 23 2010 @ 08:58 PM EDT  
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More news on the SLC Falcons from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources page

http://wildlife.utah.gov/peregrine/

"Between April 15 through July 15, 2010 the Joseph Smith Memorial Building building managers began a major renovation project to improve the building's window washing system.

Unfortunately — since the project would create a somewhat intolerable disturbance for the peregrines in their annual effort to raise young — the decision was made to discourage the falcons from nesting on the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. The entrance to the nest box was blocked, but a new nest box was built and installed in the immediate vicinity.

In March 2010, the new nest box was wired with the Web cameras and a microphone and placed on a Church Office Building wall just to the north of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.

Through the years, the peregrines have demonstrated the ability to find and successfully utilize boxes removed from their favorite crag, the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. Nest boxes have been placed in three distinct locations on the Joseph Smith Memorial Building and in other locations in downtown Salt Lake City with varying degrees of success.

Peregrine falcon enthusiasts have watched to no avail ever since. We've heard that an adult pair of falcons were in the downtown area on April 2 and 3, and a single adult visited on April 4, 5, 15 and 19. So far, however, neither bird has shown any interest in the new nest box.

There is a possibility that the pair has found, and is now using, a nook in the downtown area or a crevice in a sheer wall in one of the nearby canyons, and we simply have not located the nest site. In case the peregrine pair shows interest in a particular spot in the downtown area, a second new nest box is ready and waiting.

In any case, we are left to watch, wait and hope that the pair will find and make a nest in the new box later in April or in May. As we have learned through the years, though, there are no guarantees. The falcons have always been in charge of the program, and they will decide if and when they will return to nest in the City.

In the meantime, check back here for periodic updates on the downtown Salt Lake City peregrine falcon saga, and thanks for your continued interest and support!"





       
   
By: soph9 (offline) on Friday, April 23 2010 @ 09:04 PM EDT  
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Thank You great to have updates!


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By: Anonymous: silverstar61 () on Wednesday, March 30 2011 @ 12:21 PM EDT  
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wave Hi everyone (used to be a member of the old board before it moved - finally got around to making my account over here).

I was looking at the UDoW page for our Salt Lake City Peregrine's and noticed that there had been an update this month:

http://wildlife.utah.gov/peregrine/

March 14, 2011 update

Salt Lake City's peregrine falcon adults have been observed in the area of the nest box located on the east face of at the northeast corner of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in downtown Salt Lake City.

If everything goes as planned—and the peregrine pair decides to use the specially outfitted nest box—then the peregrine falcon cam will be up and running soon for the 2011 nesting season. The camera should be online after the April 2–3 General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Sometime during the week beginning April 3 or as early as Monday, April 4, 2011, you should find the links for the live video feeds on this page.





       
   
By: soph9 (offline) on Wednesday, March 30 2011 @ 12:26 PM EDT  
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Welcome and great first post with good info! Hope you stick around and post your obs and s'caps!Left thumb up


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