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Mile 161 Report
June 4, 2007
Beach sand and foredune returning to a more gentle summer pattern.
Beach sand and foredune returning to a more gentle summer pattern. Update on nesting snowy plovers from plover volunteer present in parking lot: There are 5 nests enclosed in predator-proof cages on mile 161. The biggest threat are ravens and crows, which have destroyed 2 nests before they could be enclosed. There were coyote tracks seen today wandering in and out of the roped-off area, and the volunteer confirmed that coyotes are present.
Cloud Cover: Rain. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: S.
Number of people: 1. Other Activities: plover nesting area volunteer. Only other vehicle in the parking lot other than mine belonged to the plover nesting volunteer.
Cars/trucks parking: 1.
Very few shorebirds today. Weather not conducive to foraging!See plover update in "general comments" section.
Total dead birds: 2. 1 common murre1 unidentified, decomposing
Shells, Small rocks, Wood pieces.
Actions & Comments
Beach is smoothing out, no steep sand "cliffs", is now a more gentle slope up to the foredune. Not much driftwood on the beach; the large pieces that are visible are partially buried in sand. Evidence of the return of the north wind shown by the sculpting of the sand at the foredune.
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We are a group of 6th grade students in the Siuslaw Middle School Stream Team class.
Siuslaw Middle School Stream Team
It was a stormy, wet and windy morning at Siltcoos Recreation Area today with dramatic clouds and storms coming and going.
It was a beautiful winter day, with sun and gentle breezes from the northwest.
Nice day on the beach, I picked up small plastic debris in the area.