Mile 330 Report

December 3, 2021
by LEWI

Location:
Clatsop
Sunset Beach, Sunset Lake
Conditions:
Friday 1:30 PM
Sunny
Wind:
Calm/Light
Humans / Pets:
People:
7
Dogs:
2
Activities:
Walking / Running:
7
Fishing:
1
7 vehicles driving on beach
Concerns:
Litter
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
29
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
7
Cars/Trucks on beach, prohibited:
0
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
about 100 sanderlings (probably) on beach - hard to ID with bright sunshine
Dead Birds:
Total:
2
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Wood pieces·Styrofoam·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:

All is well.

  • bird carcass
    bird carcass
    December 3, 2021
  • looking north
    looking north
    December 3, 2021
  • looking south
    looking south
  • trash collected
    trash collected
    December 3, 2021
Other Mile 330 Reports (4)

2020

July 9, 2020 - sultanym
I drove this mile in my vehicle while birdwatching. Notable dead animal sightings included a dead elk being scavenged by turkey vultures (see photos below), a dead harbor seal being eaten by turkey...

2010

June 9, 2010 - Simonetal
kite cart driving on beach near dune base.

2008

June 18, 2008 - alkarbeck
Normally we see far more people on the beach at this time but the clamming season is temporarily closed due to toxins. We picked up a lot of trash consisting mostly of plastic bottles.
March 16, 2008 - alkarbeck
Nothing unusual these past months. Our area allows driving on the beach and we have many dog walkers. We have picked up a lot of trash in the last month of which most is plastic.