A pair of nesting peregrine falcons have returned to downtown Salt Lake City after a three-year hiatus.
Russ Norvell is avian conservation program coordinator with the Division of Wildlife Resources. He said it's remarkable they've returned to the hazards of raising a family 350 feet in the air.
“It gives us a real sense of intimacy and appreciation for the challenging lives they lead and the fact that they’re able to survive in our downtown urban area I think is a testament to what a great adaptable species they are.”
Norvell said nesting peregrines have thrived downtown since at least the mid-80's. He said hatchlings from Salt Lake's returned falcons are expected any day now, and could be starting their daring flight lessons by July.