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Beautiful sunny afternoon for a stroll on Heceta Beach today.  Observed a bald eagle make several unsuccessful power dives into the shallow surf before finally hauling off a 8-10" fish for dinner.  Lots of folks out on the beach enjoying the sunshine this afternoon.  For once, no unusual critters washed up at the high water line - just the usual bits and pieces of small moon jellies.Not beach related, but I've got an amazing number of Anna's and Rufus hummingbirds at my 2 feeders this spring - never seen so many!  Anyone else having a surplus of hummers this year?

Conditions

Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW.

Human Activities

Number of people: 28. Number of dogs: 5. Walking or running: 15. Sitting: 5.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 14.

Notable Wildlife

Bald eagle fishing for dinner in the near-shore surf.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Wood pieces, Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Styrofoam.

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Mile 171

February 1, 2022

Nice morning to exercise the dog on Heceta Beach.

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March 9, 2021

Stunningly beautiful sunny morning for a beach stroll.

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decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

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December 7, 2020

Huge stranding of brownish-red "Pacific Sea Nettle" (Chrysaora fuscescens) and Moon (Aurelia labiata) jellies all along Mile 171 and Mile 172 today.

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Mile 171

November 23, 2020

Nice sunny afternoon for a stroll on Heceta Beach.

oldMGguy

Mile 171

May 18, 2020

Whimbrels and sanderlings were feeding in the surf wash zone.

oldMGguy

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March 25, 2020

A nice morning walk today in the sunshine to practice my social distancing skills.

oldMGguy

Mile 171

October 19, 2019

Another nice Saturday afternoon for a stroll on Heceta Beach!

oldMGguy

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September 6, 2019

A nice quiet wind-free afternoon to stroll Heceta Beach after the summer crowds have dispersed.

oldMGguy