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There were NO live birds on the beach. No foraging, not even flying overhead. Very quiet. I did see what I believe to be 1 dead Western Grebe (see photo 1) with 2 zip ties on it's right wing, 1 blue and 1 red. Don't know what this means. I walked south about 1/8 mile from Lucky Gap trail which I don't usually consider a part of my mile, but saw 3 dead Northern Fulmars (dark) and another Western Grebe (?). There was one more bird I could not id because all that was left was the wings. Other than dead birds there appeared to be no change in the beach. Looked good.

Conditions

Temperature: 49 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Tide Level: 1.4 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 65. Walking or running: 10. Tidepooling: 40. Surfing: 5. Other Activities: 10.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 23. RVs/Buses parking: 2.

Notable Wildlife

Pelicans and Oyster Catchers at Yaquina Head Lighthouse. Lots of harbor seals hauled out on the rocks.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 6. Only one bird on what I usually call my mile, I believe it to be a Western Grebe. Walked about 1/8 mile south of Lucky Gap beach access and saw 3 dead Northern Fulmars (all dark) and 1 more Western Grebe (?) see pics. There was one more bird that was totally unidentifiable (just wings left). The bird north of Lucky Gap that I believe to be a Western Grebe had 2 zip ties on it's rt. wing, one blue and one red.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

No

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Wood pieces.

Man-made Modifications

None

Natural Changes

None

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North end of Agate Beach, Yaquina Head south

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It was a chilly, cloudy/foggy Monday morning so there were only a handful of visitors in the park, none of whom were on the beach.

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North end of Agate Beach, Yaquina Head south

September 18, 2022

It was an entirely typical day at Yaquina Head on cobble beach and quarry cove.

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