Report Details

A sunny, very windy day that brought out a lot of people to enjoy the beach, mostly staying in the first sandy area.   The cobbles in the middle section made walking hard farther along the beach.   We had a bald eagle fly over us and a turkey vulture landed on rocks near by after circling us.   There were 13 harbor seal on the bigger rocks.   The gulls were out on the mussel covered rocks and in the tide pools visible with the minus tide.   There were a few orange seastars on the outer rocks.  A nice break from the rain.

Conditions

Temperature: 61 F. Wind Velocity: Strong. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: -0.2 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 21. Number of dogs: 8. Walking or running: 15. Sitting: 6.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 9.

Notable Wildlife

3 barn swallows, 1 bald eagle, 5 pigeon guillemots, 2 turkey vultures, 1 great blue heron, 8 Brandt's cormorants, 15 pelagic cormorants, 1 song sparrow, 2 white crowned sparrows, 10 surf scoters, 1 crow, gulls. There were 13 harbor seals on the rocks.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. gull

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), 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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