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Peregine Closures on El Cap?
« on: January 13, 2010, 11:03:19 pm »
seems like I never hear about these. what's the story? am I just never in the valley at that time?

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Re: Peregine Closures on El Cap?
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2010, 05:14:43 am »
NPS used to post the status on the Camp 4 board.
I'd look there, or rely on hearsay.
I'm pretty sure they(the birds) nest on the Rostrum regularly.

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Re: Peregine Closures on El Cap?
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2010, 09:52:48 am »
My understanding is that the Pere-closures around the valley are ever changing with the nesting habits of the birds. The PO-Tangerine Trip Jan.- Aug closure was in effect for many years, and obviously thought to be permanent enough that D. Reid put it in his '92 guidebook as such. Sure are a ton of beautiful birds in the park. We're lucky to get to soar with em.

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Re: Peregine Closures on El Cap?
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2010, 02:23:04 pm »
turns out a natural rock fall destroyed the nest site...

http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/climbingclosures.htm

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Re: Peregine Closures on El Cap?
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2010, 03:20:29 pm »
I'd thought that was the case.....I did my 1st El Cap Route, the Zode, in '94.
Earlier that season, there was a couple pretty good rockfalls off the Cap.
That was a good season though....I did the Leaning Tower, Skull Queen(my 1st solo), AND the Zode.
Felt pretty good.

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Re: Peregine Closures on El Cap?
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2010, 10:27:59 am »
I remember these closures back in the 80's and in the 90's.  The last El cap route I did I hardly saw a sparrow on the wall.  I always thought they just moved on once the sparrows moved on or were all eaten.  I once saw a Pere take a sparrow on EC.  The bird came off the wall near the top and just smaked this sparrow and as it was tumbling to the earth the Pere circled back and grabbed it out of the air.  Amazing bird and one that should be preserved.