Mile 324 Dispatch
July 4, 2022
Other Mile 324 Reports (56)
August 4, 2022 - SeagerGMy morning walk began gloriously with the sun peaking through the clouds and chirping birds flitting through the dune grasses. Several Osprey fished in the estuary, tangling with Caspian Terns and...
July 9, 2022 - SeagerGTwo Snowy Plovers seen with eggs at nests within protected sites. One Plover (southern roped off area) was seen to be tagged - left leg with a light blue tag, right with orange. Before arriving at...
July 8, 2022 - SeagerGBeautiful clear day, moderate amount of human activity; two Snowy Plovers seen in newly designated protected areas exhibiting nesting behavior; one harbor seal pup on the rocks of the Necanicum Inlet...
July 6, 2022 - SeagerGSnowy Plover nesting area warning signage was recently added as well as a specific roped off area for known nest sites - checked with J Jones as to who set the signage and was directed to Audobon,...
June 6, 2022 - SeagerGBeautiful day with only a mild breeze. Few people were on the beach mostly concentrated around the Broadway turnaround and 12th Ave. Although the water appears to be clearning from the recent algae...
May 26, 2022 - SeagerGThe main find was a dead Laysan Albatross, with ID help from CoastWatch. There were no active fires but numerous recent fire pits with burnt driftwood/logs/stumps.
February 8, 2022 - angela whitlockVery quiet and pleasant walk! The beach was very clean, I only found a few bits of microplastic. Abundant diatom bloom in the surf and washed up on the sand. Several fire pits amongst the beach grass...
December 3, 2021 - jessejonesGorgeous day for documenting the king tides, which were mild because of very little rains this week. Sunny, a few shorebirds, a lot of brown sea foam (diatoms) left from receding tides. Picked up as...
May 5, 2021 - angela whitlockThe tide was very low this morning and there was a lot of beach. I didn't find any marine debris/litter, the beach was in a gorgeous natural state. I wonder if there has been a clean up recently? The...
February 3, 2021 - angela whitlockThere was a lot of standing water in the low areas of the dunes, which is usually not present.
July 1, 2020 - angela whitlockOvercast, maybe a few sprinkles. Not many people using the beach this morning. However there is a lot of burned driftwood, large logs and smaller fir pits towards back dunes, and in the midst of the...
March 4, 2020 - angela whitlockIt was a beautiful mild day, there were a small handful of people out enjoing the day. The tide was very low, there were some people fishing in the surf, many people playing with their dogs, one...
May 7, 2018 - annadavidcrowI picked up about half a bag of plastic trash and bottles. Seemed like there were more than normal amount of dead crabs. Was pleasantly surprised to see mole crabs that were alive. I am attaching a...
April 29, 2018 - annadavidcrowIt was nice to pack out a very small amount of plastics and trash. Very few people were out this afternoon. We have noticed some natural changes at the river. But because this is our 1st report we...
September 5, 2014 - NHolmesCrowded for this mile. Many people in town for car show enjoying the fantastic beach weather.
August 20, 2014 - NHolmesPerfect evening for a stroll, beach very clean.
July 4, 2014 - NHolmesLovely day on the beach. Hopefully all the wildlife was heading out of town to get away from the noisy fireworks!
June 15, 2014 - NHolmesVery quiet and very clean beach and sandbars. Lots of exposed sand. Only Caspian Tern activity this morning. Last Thursday it was reported hundreds of Brown Pelicans were in the estuary and on the...
May 5, 2014 - NHolmesLess erosion on banks near Seaside Sewage Treatment plant this month. Some trees visible on sandbars.
March 17, 2014 - NHolmesQuiet cloudy morning with only a few people and a bit of debris from the high tides.
February 2, 2014 - TiffanyBootheSections of this mile contained quite a bit of debris. Grasses and algae mainly consisted of eelgrass (some even covered in what looks like hatched-out herring roe)split kelp, and graceful coralline...
December 15, 2013 - NHolmesVery messy! And fun stuff on the beach brought in by a brief storm and so called King Tides.
December 2, 2013 - NHolmesWindy and sunny and lots of debris brought in by the high tides.
September 29, 2013 - NHolmesContinuing to see small conifers being undercut and washed off the bluff as the river continues to drift south as it rounds the bend and runs out to sea.
March 14, 2013 - NHolmesMany green live trees eroded from banks or river and beach edges washing into estuary. Probably combination of storms, high tides and river exiting the estuary slightly more south each week.
February 22, 2013 - NHolmesRiver is moving more south and eroding the sandy banks as it moves into the estuary.
January 11, 2013 - NHolmesA quiet cold sunny day on the beach.
August 22, 2012 - NHolmesA happy crowd of people as beautiful weather continues at the beach!
July 22, 2012 - NHolmesA nice quiet evening on the beach!
July 4, 2012 - NHolmesIt's a quiet morning, the beach very clean even at rack line.
June 9, 2012 - NHolmesLovely calm evening on the beach!
April 26, 2012 - NHolmesThe river has obviously changed course farther south of the island than observed last month. It was easier to see because the of the tide level.Large patches of sand dollar shells at waters edge,...
March 18, 2012 - NHolmesThis is low tide observation but it seems the channel is deeper than ever on the south side of the "island". The river has been flowing on both sides of the island for months, now mostly on south...
January 1, 2012 - NHolmesGreat way to begin the New Year with a pleasantly warm walk on the beach!
December 3, 2011 - NHolmesRecent high tides had scoured the beach left five large logs of trees high on beach. Beach smoothing out and river mouth is moving south and cutting a bit of the beach back to the south east.
September 20, 2011 - NHolmesbeach was windswept from recent high winds, no man made damage visible.
August 5, 2011 - NHolmesFirst time I have walked almost the entire mile with the water washing over my feet. Lovely.
July 3, 2011 - NHolmesAND MUSIC FILLED THE AIR....As interesting as the lovely Necanicum River movements are I must say I was most charmed by what I witnessed on its eastern bank this morning. As I turned the corner of...
May 26, 2011 - NHolmesStill a higher bluff than last fall with the wind driven sand partially covering wood debris of all sizes. Some logs and stumps. One large dog was determined to drag a partially buried log twice his...
April 1, 2011 - NHolmesThe beach has changed dramatically with the winter storms. Obvious direction of constant wind exposing tips of debris. One has to really watch where you walk, no easy strolling here!
December 31, 2010 - NHolmesBeach was very rough with wood debris and small logs, sand has blown into the dunes. You could see we had had some wild winter storms lately.
October 31, 2010 - NHolmesquiet Sunday am on the beach
June 29, 2010 - NHolmesThe Necanicum River has doglegged in the middle of the estuary and is curving out to the ocean even farther south than last report. The bank has been carved sharply by the River.I will try to obtain...
May 9, 2010 - NHolmesTwo fabulous pictures taken by Randall Henderson, of the Necanicum River flowing north then almost a right angle turn to flow due west. Note Seaside airport in the lower right and Highway 101...
February 20, 2010 - NHolmesA breezy cool walk on the beach. The rack line was high due to recent high tides, lots of broken shells.
January 2, 2010 - NHolmesHigh surfs and strong winds had delivered logs and other 'natural' debris up to the grassy bluffs. The strong winds kept the Necanicum River visibly higher than normal for this tide level.
December 1, 2009 - NHolmesThe Necanicum River has broken through the sand bars and dunes and now runs along the bank to the north at the edge of Gearhart. I confirmed this with knowledgeable people who have been watching...
November 27, 2009 - NHolmesThe Necanicum River has been gradually moving north almost breaking through the dunes to the ocean. It's a little difficult to tell at this tide level if it has indeed straightened out it's path.
August 24, 2009 - NHolmesHappy to see Pelicans resting in this area at low tide. No birds being chased by dogs!
May 30, 2009 - NHolmesGreat sunny day to be on the beach.
March 30, 2009 - NHolmesBlown sand is the big physical change, but nothing major. A fairly quiet, windy, Monday morning.
November 13, 2007 - NHolmesMany people on beach enjoying the warm sunny day in contrast to the cold windy and wet previous day. High tides and winds left 6 dead seabirds (petrels?) at and beyond the high water line.
September 1, 2007 - NHolmesNice to see so many people enjoying the warm evening on the beach. Lots of kids, adults of all ages sitting around fires, playing with dogs, having a great time.
April 22, 2007 - [email protected]First report of this mile and very pleasant day at the beach no adverse problems
February 11, 2007 - NHolmesVery quiet day, thought more people would be clamming.
February 7, 2007 - NHolmesI'm surprised I did not encounter dead birds on this beach.