Report Details

Rather an uncomfortable day with strong winds from the south and a low overcast sky.  We did see 12 species of birds and 10 Harbor Seals.  The Great Blue Heron was standing in the ocean near the edge of the water.  The first section of beach by the parking lot had 314 dead Moon Jellyfish stranded in two different tide lines.  They were all sizes, the biggest being 15".   The beach was clean without any trash.  Very few people and they mostly stayed in the first section except for the rock hunters.  The sand has moved back in so it is not so rocky.

Conditions

Temperature: 60 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 3.6 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 9. Number of dogs: 4. Walking or running: 6.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 5.

Notable Wildlife

1 Great Blue Heron, 4 Surfbirds, 4 Oyster Catchers, 15 Brandt's Cormorants, 5 Harlequin Ducks, about 200 Surf Scoters out in the water, 1 Song Sparrow, 6 young Yellow Rumped Warblers, 6 Sanderlings flying by, 1 hummingbird, probably Rufus, gulls, crows. 10 Harbor Seals on rocks on the water.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration. We counted 314 dead Moon Jellyfish in the first section of the beach by the parking lot. They were all sizes with the largest being 15 " and were in two different tide lines.

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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