Report Details

It was a rainy day but the wind was light. It started in the north but by the time we finished it was from the south. The most interesting thing was all the foam. In some sections the rocky areas near the bluffs were completely covered. We tested the depth with a stick that went down about knee deep. When the wind blew, the foam quivered.There were lots of crows, not many gulls, about 60 Surfbirds, 7 Harlequin Ducks, 14 Surf Scoters, 4 Oystercatchers, 13 Pelicans, 4 Brandt's Cormorants, and 2 Song Sparrows. The tide was too high for the Harbor Seals we usually see on the rocks. And it was raining.

Conditions

Temperature: 41 F. Cloud Cover: Rain. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 3.2 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 15. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 15. People came briefly but didn't stay long as it was raining.

Notable Wildlife

60 +- Surfbirds, 7 Harlequin Ducks, 14 Surf Scoters, 4 Oystercatchers, 13 Pelicans, 2 Song Sparrows, 4 Brandt's Cormorants. Tide too high for our usual seals. Also weather rainy.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. 1 freshly dead Common Murre, with a hole poked into it's breast.

Driftline Content

Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.).

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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

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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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