Report Details

Significant removal of sand around Berry Creek (picture) 5-degree beach slope, several large logs, new on beach. Tropical tree fern stem on beach, a few black walnuts in driftline. Wrack very thin and sparse, one area of beach had many bird (Sanderling) tracks, another area extensively pecked or foraged.2 Bald Eagles (1 mature, 1 immature) at Berry Creek.

Conditions

Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light.

Human Activities

Number of people: 4. Walking or running: 4.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

1 California Sea Lion

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 12. 7 Western Grebe, 1 Red-throated Loon,2 Glaucous Gull

Driftline Content

Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Shells, Wood pieces.

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune.

Actions & Comments

Significant removal of sand around Berry Creek - pictures sent. 5-degree beach slope. Several large logs - new on beach. Tropical tree fern stem on beach. A few black walnuts in driftline. Wrack very thin and sparse. One area of beach had many bird (Sanderling) tracks, another area extensively pecked or foraged. 2 Bald Eagles (1 mature, 1 immature) at Berry Creek. Picture of California Sea Lion (skull).

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September 26, 2020

Not much to report.

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December 4, 2018

It was a beautiful, sunny day on a clean and quiet beach!

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June 18, 2018

Collected some debris.

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January 13, 2018

Happy to see such a clean beach.

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December 18, 2017

Llive gulls and sandpipers.

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September 4, 2017

There was nothing outstanding in my walk on the beach this time.

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January 16, 2017

Live gull and sandpipers.

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October 21, 2016

Nothing new or unusual out there today.

Kit Kirk