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We found 3 bird species we haven't seen before; Osprey, Red-necked Phalarope, and Cliff Swallow. We have now seen 41 species in the 5 1/2 years we have done our mile. May is the busiest month with 19 species on the 9th. We also saw an anemone eating a dead crab, half still sticking out of it. Two men were filling a pick up truck with rounded beach rocks for landscaping.

Conditions

Temperature: 60 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: -1.6 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 5. Walking or running: 2. Other Activities: 2 collecting a truck load of rocks for landscaping.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2.

Notable Wildlife

3 new birds. Osprey, Red Necked Phalarope, Cliff Swallow. The most bird species we have seen in one visit. (19) We now have 41 species in the 5 years we have done our mile.

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 1. Dead baby harbor seal. Very well eaten.

Driftline Content

very clean beach

Actions & Comments

The Stonefield Beach parking lot is plowed out of the sand, which is piled around the edges. A section in the front is left open to the beach, probably for viewing the ocean and access, but possibly inviting people to drive on the beach also. A slight sand barrier would be a good idea.

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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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