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Pleasant day after two days of big winds, heavy rains and King Tides. Not much debris to gather in spite of all that ocean activity. Saw a group of what we figured out in the bird book to be Heermann's gulls: gray body, darker wings, black legs, red beak with a black tip. Never seen these before (anywhere). From research - they nest mostly on a single island in the Sea of Cortez in winter but may migrate up and down the Pacific coast at other times of the year.

Conditions

Temperature: 58 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 4.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 8. Walking or running: 8. 23 people & 2 dogs on the north side of the Siletz River mouth, but we did not walk that side.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 4.

Notable Wildlife

A flock of Heermann's Gulls near the seals at the north end of the spit

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Wood pieces.

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Mile 239

Salishan Spit north, Siletz Bay

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Salishan Spit north, Siletz Bay

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Salishan Spit north, Siletz Bay

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Salishan Spit north, Siletz Bay

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