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MILE 97 on 12/30/11   -   D BILDERBACK
LOCATIONCoos  •  Bandon SP, between Twomile Cr and Bradley Lake
CONDITIONSFriday 9:00 AM  •  Cloudy  •  41° F  •  Wind: Moderate from the SW
HUMANSPeople: 3  •  Dogs: 0
ACTIVITIESWalking/running: 3
CONCERNS
DISTURBANCES
VEHICLESCars/Trucks parking: 2
ACTIV.COMMENTS
NOTABLE WILDLIFE21 Brown Pelican and large flocks of California Gulls with one Franklin Gull flying south. Flocks of Sanderlings foraging the surfline. One resting Western Grebe on the wet sand.
DEAD BIRDSTotal: 1  •  Species/names: One Western Grebe.
STRANDED
FISH & INVERTS
DRIFTLINEAquatic and terretrial plant debris with Surf-and Eelgrass. Seafoam.
NEW DEVELOPMENT
MODIFICATIONS
NATURAL CHANGESBeach flat with a slope of 3 degrees.
COMMENTSLight driftline with fresh water aquatic plants- Myriophyllum (Water Milfoil), terrestrial plant debris-stems, leaves and needles and saltwater plants, Phyllospadix (Surfgrass)and Eelgrass, Zostera. Seafoam forming the most recent driftline. Little ocean-based debris. Beach flat and wind swept.
SUMMARYLight driftline with fresh water aquatic plants- Myriophyllum (Water Milfoil), terrestrial plant debris-stems, leaves and needles and saltwater plants, Phyllospadix (Surfgrass)and Eelgrass, Zostera. Seafoam forming the most recent driftline. Little ocean-based debris. Beach flat and wind swept. 21 Brown Pelican and large flocks of California Gulls with one Franklin Gull flying south. Flocks of Sanderlings foraging the surfline. One resting Western Grebe on the wet sand. One dead Western Grebe. Wind from the soutwest at about 15 mph. Three people walking on the beach.
OBSERVERD Bilderback EMAIL   •  REPORT PUBLISHED 2/18/12 12:08 PM
PHOTOS
1
Resting Western Grebe at the surfline.
Description:In these rough seas, Western Grebes often drift ashore and rest for a bit before returning to fight the waves.
Location:Middle Mile 97
Date:12/30/2011
2
Looking north on an ocean-swept beach!
Description:Notice the heavy foam line today!
Location:Middle Mile 97
Date:12/30/2011
3
Looking south down the heavy foam line.
Location:Middle of Mile 97
Date:12/30/2011
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