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Chilly windy morning on 220. Lots of birds: 2 squadrons of pelicans flew over, 4 eagles, 9 Turkey vultures, a bunch of shorebirds and 2 separate gulls who were behaving out of the ordinary. One gull was up against the bluff sitting and not moving (other than his head) and another (pictured) who was in the higher beach area also not moving. This is really uncommon on 220 as most gulls will walk or fly off as you approach. I left lots of distance but tried to see if they were entangled by something (didn't see anything from afar. I post it here only because it was unusual behavior. The usual huge drainage pipes are still becoming more exposed from the bluff. Some plastics but not much with the wind blowing pretty hard.

Conditions

Temperature: 54 F. Cloud Cover: Foggy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Tide Level: 4.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 5. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 5.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 1.

Driftline Content

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

Natural Changes

Landslides/major boulder falls, Major cracks appearing in bluffs, Newly exposed roots/trees falling, Erosion of vegetated foredune, Visible retreat of solid bluff.

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One of the non-moving gulls on 220.
Some of the shorebirds on 220

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