Report Details

A lovely day; busy Labor Day weekend so more people than usual. We saw two birds that were new for us, a Willet, and a Golden Crown Sparrow. Number 57 & 58 on our list. Using binoculars we were able to see a total of 5 seastars out on the rocks. One was sick with two bad arms, but the others looked good. One purple and the rest orange. One medium sized and the others were large. The first we have seen in a year. One sea lion in the water, and 4 Harbor Seals on the rocks. The sand was very high and the beach was clean.

Conditions

Temperature: 62 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 2.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 28. Number of dogs: 8. Walking or running: 24. Playing in surf: 2.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 10.

Notable Wildlife

Crows, Gulls, 15 Barn Swallows(5 babies), 1 Pelican, 12 Harlequin Ducks, 2 Willets, 5 Surfbirds, 8 Pelagic Cormorants, 50 Surf Scoters, 1 Turnstone, 1 Golden Crown Sparrow, 3 Red Wing Blackbirds, 4 Brandt's Cormorants. 1 Sea Lion in the water, 4 Harbor Seals on the rocks. Beach very clean and sand high. Saw 2 large orange seastars, 1 medium, 1 large purple and one sick looking orange one. They were on the outer rocks and we found them with binoculars.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. 1 dead cormorant, well eaten.

Driftline Content

beach very clean with high sand level.

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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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