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Mile 185 Report
June 11, 2016
Cobbles have blocked the main exit of Tenmile Creek so it now goes north and the mouth is in front of the old parking lot.
Cobbles have blocked the main exit of Tenmile Creek so it now goes north and the mouth is in front of the old parking lot. A nice change. It was a partly sunny day on a weekend so there were a lot of people. We saw several come in and leave as there was no room in the new smaller lot by 101. The walkway is closing in with vegetation and we see a lot more birds in that area now. The beach is still mostly cobbles except for the first sandy area where most of the people stay. Only the agate hunters seem to go farther along the beach. Hard walking on the rocks. The beach was very clean.
Temperature: 58 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: W. Tide Level: 0.0 feet.
Number of people: 22. Walking or running: 5. Sitting: 12. The parking lot was full. It has been moved to near 101 and is smaller.
Cars/trucks parking: 9.
6 Cedar Waxwings(new),1 Am. Robin,1 Kinglet,4 Cliff Swallows,8 Barn Swallows,120 Surf Scoters,1 Harlequin Duck,1 Belted Kingfisher,1 Turkey Vulture,3 Pigeon Guillemots,1 House Finch,5 Starlings,3 Goldfinches,1 Red Winged Blackbird,4 Pelagic Cormorants, 6 Double Crested Cormorants, crows and gulls. 23 sea stars on the farthest rocks. 9 Harbor Seals.
beach very clean
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When we arrived in the parking lot it was almost full but people seemed to be leaving.
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.
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.
A sunny, very windy day that brought out a lot of people to enjoy the beach, mostly staying in the first sandy area.
It was a beautiful clear day and the wind only started up about 3 in the afternoon.
Florence had some rain but when we got to the mile it was just overcast and kept getting brighter.