The second egg of the season was glimpsed Friday afternoon in the nesting box of Salt Lake's rare peregrine falcons.
Bob Walters, non-game biologist for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, said he managed to see it from the penthouse on top of the Eagle Gate Plaza. From there, he can peer through binoculars into the nesting box on the former Hotel Utah nearby.Incubation usually doesn't start until the third egg of a three- or four-egg clutch is laid. But Mom Falcon is already sitting on the nest. He believes the cooler temperatures Friday may have prompted that activity.
"Everything looks fine," Walters said.
Peregrine falcon eggs normally incubate 32 or 33 days after the third egg is deposited.