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Beautiful day! Surprisingly few folks on the beach. The drift line debris was pretty much all natural; picked up two large bags of trash from above the high, high tide line (we thought it would be worse given how long it's been since we were last here). Saw a small flock of Whimbrels in the surf line; the ever present Western gull; and a Yellowlegs (Lesser or Greater) on the estuary-side of the spit. We didn't go to the end of the spit due in part to the bags of trash we needed to off-load, but also to avoid the Harbor seals during birthing season.

Conditions

Temperature: 58 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NW.

Human Activities

Number of people: 2. Number of dogs: 1. Playing in surf: 2.

Notable Wildlife

Noted a small flock of Whimbrels in the surf line; returned an Ochre seastar and Whelk snail to the sea.

Driftline Content

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

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