Report Details

The parking lot is plowed, so busier. We found one new bird ( the 45th species since Dec. 02), a Northern Flicker. Also a Wandering Tattler which we only see in May when the birds are migrating through. May is the most active month on our bird list. We also saw a flock of 50 Pelagic Cormorants fly past. There was a lot of trash from the winter storms, mostly plastic and styrofoam. One car tire is still there as we were loaded with other trash.

Conditions

Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 1.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 11. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 5.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 7.

Notable Wildlife

31 Harbor Seals, 16 Pigeon Guillemots, 7 Barn Swallows, 2 Red Winged Blackbirds, 8 Harlequin Ducks, 1 Bald Eagle, 8 Starlings, 4 Oyster Catchers, 1 Turkey Vulture, 2 Surf Scoters, 3 Double Crested Cormorants, 1 Northern Flicker (new) , 1 Wandering Tattler, 62 Pelagic Cormorants (one flock of 50 flying).

Driftline Content

Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Styrofoam. lots of trash from the winter storms

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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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