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A wonderfully blustery, but sunny day! The waves looked enticing if you enjoy surfing! Walked the mile from south to north and didn't see any people until the Adobe. Found one dead bird just south of the Adobe [see picture]. Will use some resources to try to ID the dead bird. Saw more Killdeer than usual, foraging and flying. Was not able to identify several birds swimming past the surf - profile of a cormorant with a slender neck, but dark and white bodies with a dark head. Remarkably few people and dogs on the beach, possibly due to the windy day and time of year. 

Conditions

Temperature: 61 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 3.4 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 32. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 23. Sitting: 2. Other Activities: 2 people riding fat tire bikes on the 804 trail.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 5.

Notable Wildlife

Killdeer - about five juveniles flying, several adults foraging on rocks; Oystercatchers - one pair, and one single, Cormorants, including one drying its wings on the rocks in front of the Adobe; gulls; ravens

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. No leg band

Driftline Content

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

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Mile 194

August 22, 2023

An exceptional day with no wind and great tidepooling!

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Mile 194

January 19, 2023

Enjoyed a warm sunny afternoon stroll on Mile 194 with no wind.

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Mile 194

August 3, 2022

My Coastwatch began with a flyover by six brown pelicans just above the surf at the southern border of Mile 194!

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Mile 194

May 17, 2022

This Coastwatch walk started out with a fly by of 8 brown pelicans in line just above the surface of the water!

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Mile 194

April 13, 2022

A welcome calm, partly sunny hour on Mile 194 amid what has been several days of hail, high winds and rain.

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Mile 194

March 7, 2022

Fun to see the spout of a whale just beyond the surf at the southern border of Mile 194 this morning!

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Mile 194

December 3, 2021

Notably warmer weather this December than last year [no gloves or knit hat necessary]!

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Mile 194

September 15, 2021

A wonderfully blustery, but sunny day!

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