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#49491 - 11/12/09 11:53 AM Peregrines on Higher Stannard?
mrdeadpt Offline
journeyman

Registered: 06/06/05
Posts: 59
Loc: Central NJ
Found a dense deposit of bird droppings and hair balls on P2 of Higher Stannard, on a little ledge, under a small overhang. Were peregrines known to be nesting there this past season?
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#49493 - 11/12/09 12:46 PM Re: Peregrines on Higher Stannard? [Re: mrdeadpt]
Lucander Offline
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Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 226
Loc: Stone Ridge, NY
No. Bird droppings from raptors and owls end up on the cliff at times, especially on climbs without much traffic. To wit, on my first trip up Birdland I found a fistful of owl turds on that left hand jug above the crux roof. I was grossed out but I also learned a valuable lesson about the unintended impact of convenient toprope anchors have on the upper pitches of otherwise classic routes.

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#49497 - 11/12/09 03:41 PM Re: Peregrines on Higher Stannard? [Re: Lucander]
Rickster Offline
old hand

Registered: 10/16/07
Posts: 847
Loc: Orange Cty, NY
With the migration going on, I would guess that some transients don't know the zoning code and spent a few nights on said ledge. RC

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#49503 - 11/12/09 08:24 PM Re: Peregrines on Higher Stannard? [Re: Rickster]
RangerRob Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/06/00
Posts: 3765
Loc: Ulster County, NY
Should we rename it Higher Peregrine?

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#49517 - 11/13/09 11:59 AM Re: Peregrines on Higher Stannard? [Re: RangerRob]
mrdeadpt Offline
journeyman

Registered: 06/06/05
Posts: 59
Loc: Central NJ
For what it's worth, it appears most folks rap off after P1; P2 and 3 don't show much sign of traffic--good amount of lichen on P2 and mossed-in horizontals on P3.
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