Report Details

A lovely day with no wind but very quiet and a bit dull with no sea stars, where we were used to seeing hundreds, and very few birds because of all the sea foam. It was so thick we couldn't get to the end of the Stonefield Beach. Our way was also blocked at Tokatee Kloochman by the stream that was very big and strong so the rocks were dislodged, making it impassable even with our big boots on. As usual in the winter all the sand is in the North so the beach was all cobbles after the first sandy section. It was nice to find two new birds for the mile, both on the road going in that is now blocked by big stones to keep people out of the former parking area.

Conditions

Temperature: 52 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 1.6 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 6. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 3. Tidepooling: 1. Two guys looking for interesting things to put into art sculptures. One lady in huge waders so she could go poking around in the tide pools.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 5.

Notable Wildlife

Crows, Gulls, 2 Blue Herons, 1 Pelagic Cormorant, 1 Surf Scoter, 1 Marsh Wren (new), 4 Golden Crowned Kinglets (new). A lot of sea foam so very few birds in the water.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. An small auklet, only a few feathers and one blue leg.

Driftline Content

Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Shells, Styrofoam, Wood pieces. one buoy, weight on bottom and striped pole on top, now recycled.

Natural Changes

Visible retreat of solid bluff.

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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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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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