Report Details

A winter beach. The Stonefield parking lot is closed off though people move the barriers. The north part is the only sandy section, the rest is all cobbles and looks completely different than in the summer. A Bald Eagle flew by going south, and later back again. One new bird for our list was out in the water, a Common Loon. The rest were Harlequin Ducks, Surf Scoters, Song Sparrow, Brandt's and Double Crested Cormorants and a starling. The usual crows and gulls. There were 21 Harbor Seals out sunning on the rocks. A quiet lovely day.

Conditions

Temperature: 47 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 2.2 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 2. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 1.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2.

Notable Wildlife

1 Song Sparrow, 5 Harlequin Ducks, 4 Surf Scoters, 1 starling, 1 Bald Eagle, 8 Brandt's Cormorants, 2 Double Crested Cormorants, crows, gulls, 1 Common Loon, (new bird for our list). 21 Harbor Seals.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. 1 Western Grebe

Driftline Content

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

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August 23, 2023

When we arrived in the parking lot it was almost full but people seemed to be leaving.

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June 12, 2023

It was a lovely day but the sand is gone from all but the first part of the beach so the rest is cobbles, making it hard to walk.

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October 17, 2022

A lovely, mainly sunny day without wind.

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August 18, 2022

The day was very foggy so we didn't expect to see many birds but were very surprised to see 18 species, which has only happened two other times since 2003.

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June 20, 2022

A sunny, very windy day that brought out a lot of people to enjoy the beach, mostly staying in the first sandy area.

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February 11, 2022

It was a beautiful clear day and the wind only started up about 3 in the afternoon.

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October 14, 2021

Florence had some rain but when we got to the mile it was just overcast and kept getting brighter.

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August 30, 2021

A lovely day and the summer sand is still there making it easy to walk.

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