Report Details

A few gulls foraging in the surf. Kelp/algae, shells and many crushed and broken barnacles, animal casings, wood pieces, land-based debris, plastic pellets and Styrofoam in the driftline. One unknown dead bird. Beach filled in above high tide line with some rocks exposed below high tide line. Nesting cormorants moving inland causing more dead trees. One nesting Pigeon Guillemot. Low human impact (0).

Conditions

Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW.

Notable Wildlife

A few gulls foraging in the surf or drift line.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. Unknown bird.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration. Many crushed broken barnacles.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Shells, Styrofoam, Wood pieces. Many crushed broken barnacles.

Actions & Comments

Beach filled in well above high tide line. Some wrack exposed below high-tide line. Some rock exposed below high-tide line. Nesting cormorants moving inland and as a consequence, there are more dead trees. Also saw one nesting Pigeon Guillemot. The Ospreys did not return this year. Will confirm with binoculars next visit.

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