Report Details

Foggy day with heavy human use (35)- 26 walking, one taking photographs and 8 doing Tai Chi. Sea Palm and Bull Kelp littered the surf line in larger than normal quantities. Birds were close-in. Injured Common Murre at surfline being harassed by a dog. Whimbrel and Black Oystercatcher sighted.

Conditions

Temperature: 60 F. Cloud Cover: Foggy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 3.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 35. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 26. Photography: 1. Other Activities: 8- Tai Chi class.

Concerns

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs

Notable Wildlife

Injured Common Murre at surfline, 3 Black Oystercatchers and a dozen Pigeon Guillemots on rocks in surfline, and one unidentified bird the same height as the Oystercatcher but more slender and a decurved bill like a Whimbrel.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 2. Immature Western Gulls

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Shells.

Actions & Comments

Heavy human usage. One dog not under owner's control harassed the injured Common Murre. Observed more kelp than normal, mostly Sea Palm and Bull, in numerous small piles or as individuals.

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