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Two unusual observations, one mink (?) skull, and a orange Sunfower Seastar in the tide pools. Out in the rocks at the edge of the surf, we saw a group of 240 Surfbirds. There were 60 Harbor Seals on the rocks.

Conditions

Temperature: 40 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 0.3 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 11. Number of dogs: 4. Walking or running: 9.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 4.

Notable Wildlife

1 Sunflower Star in tide pool, 18 arms, smallish240 Surfbirds, 9 Harlequins, 2 Oystercatchers, 3 Black Scoters, 6 Brandt's Cormorants, 13 Starlings, gulls and crows.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. Western Grebe, freshly dead and pecked at.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration.

Driftline Content

one mink (?) skull in the cobbles on the beach

Natural Changes

Landslides/major boulder falls.

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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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August 30, 2021

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

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