Report Details

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.  There were two ladies looking  for agates but most other people stayed on the sandy area.   They have cleared the brush from the road to the parking lot to keep the cars more visible and less vunerable.   Not many bird species but there were 6 pairs of guillemots, the female sitting on what looked to be nests in the lava rocks.  They usually nest in the sandy cliff face.   They must not have had eggs as they all got together on a nearby rock, leaving the nests.  Then a wave washed them off so they returned to the nest area, all just standing around together.   Not their usual behavior.  Two great blue herons out fishing in the tide pools.

Conditions

Temperature: 59 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 1.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 25. Number of dogs: 9. Walking or running: 16. Sitting: 6. Fishing: 1.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 10.

Notable Wildlife

One band-tailed pigeon, 2 song sparrows, 2 great blue herons, 4 pelagic cormorants, 2 red winged blackbirds, gulls, crows, and 12 guillemots trying to nest on the rocks instead of the sand cliffs.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces, Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.).

New Development

The bushes between the road and the parking lot has been cut down, probably to make it safer and more visible for the cars. There was a sign up to watch your valuables and we have seen broken glass there in the past. There was also a sign up to watch out for sick seals and sea lions as they have been getting leptospirosis and could be sick or dying. They could also infect dogs.

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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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