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It was a lovely sunny un-windy day.  People were sun bathing, agate hunting, meditating, and poking around on the beach.  There were not many birds, but we were surprised to see oyster catcheers cleaning themselves along with the gulls in the fresh water of Tenmile Creek.  We found three large ( 16") Moon Jellyfish on the sand and several smaller ones, all on the main beach.  Summer sand is still covering the cobbles so it was easy walking.

Conditions

Temperature: 66 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Tide Level: 3.1 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 10. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 3. Sitting: 3.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 4.

Notable Wildlife

3 Song Sparrows, 2 Harlequin Ducks, 4 Black Oyster Catchers, 1 pelican, 18 Pelagic Cormorants, 1 Brandt's Cormorant, 60 Surf Scoters, 1 Heermann's Gull, crows, gulls. 6 Harbor Seals on the rocks and one in the water. Two of the Oyster Catchers were bathing in the fresh water of Tenmile Creek.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. to decomposed to tell

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

A section of little sand hoppers in the tide line. Also on the main beach we found 3 large (16") Moon Jellyfish and several smaller ones.

Driftline Content

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

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune.

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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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