Report Details

A perfect morning for our coastline: sunny at 6 a.m., little wind, a balmy 65 degrees. No one else was on this stretch, though I could see a couple of surf fishermen further north. Wildlife was abundant: numerous sanderlings feeding and dodging waves, some gulls and crows, several raptors scoping out the foredune for easy prey.The dead sea lion reported earlier is now just a smelly pile of skin and bones. Fierce northerly winds of recent days have buried logs and litter, as well as creating interesting mounds here and there. Only litter found was a light-truck tire coated with marine life (at northern end), and I moved it above the high line. Many baby dungeness molts in the drift line, also shell fragments, small stones, some seaweed.

Conditions

Temperature: 65 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 2.2 feet.

Notable Wildlife

Lots of sanderlings, some gulls and crows on the beach. Several raptors flying over foredune.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Shells, Small rocks. light-truck tire with marine life attached

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Bullards Beach just north of the Lighthouse

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Bullards Beach just north of the Lighthouse

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Bullards Beach just north of the Lighthouse

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Rock hunters delight in this otherwise boring stretch of beach; 3 were mining away in a big bed of small stones despite heavy fog and their 4 at-large dogs.

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Mile 103

Bullards Beach just north of the Lighthouse

September 12, 2018

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Bullards Beach just north of the Lighthouse

October 18, 2016

We noticed these little birds in the driftwood.

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Bullards Beach just north of the Lighthouse

September 26, 2016

Heading north at 6:45 a.

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Bullards Beach just north of the Lighthouse

September 9, 2016

Heading north at 6:45 a.

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Bullards Beach just north of the Lighthouse

June 5, 2016

Sunday began with a 59-degree but very foggy walk at 5:30 a.

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