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My first beached bird sighting in six months, juvenile gull (Larid). Sand deposition is continuing its process of burying large logs and debris, since the winter storms.  Don't have to look under logs for beached animal life, because of sand filling in the crevices. Pretty clean beach, no human caused debrie in sight. Had a friend from France help me with today's observations and data crunching as I have a cast on my wrist...he did great!

Conditions

Temperature: 54 F. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 6.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 45. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 39. Surfing: 1. Fishing: 5.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 25.

Notable Wildlife

sand pipers 240 Cormorants 3 Gulls 15 Geese 3

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. #18 Large juvenile Gull Larid

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt).

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