Solo the peregrine falcon took to the skies for the first time Saturday morning, gliding between two buildings on Salt Lake City's Temple Square.
The bird left a nest atop the Joseph Smith Memorial Building and flew to the neighboring Church Administration Building about 8:06 a.m., according to Bob Walters, watchable-wildlife coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources. Walters said Solo initially missed the top of the neoclassical stone building and fluttered down to a ledge below, where she was later resting in the shade.
"I thought it was nice," Walters said of the flight. "It was kind of just what I'd want to see. I'd want to give her 9.5."