Report Details

We went for our walk at an early hour since it is a busy weekend with the Kite Festival up at the D River. It was pleasantly overcast, with sun breaks just starting to peek through. There were fishing boats not far offshore and limited human activity on the beach. 2 dogs were off-leash, and the humans were enjoying a nice walk. The most considerable event of note would be the bald eagle and its dispute with seagulls and crows. Another beachgoer speculated that the eagle has been after eggs from other birds' nests. It certainly would appear to be the case because those seagulls were relentless in their pursuit of the large predator.

Conditions

Temperature: 53 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 4.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 16. Number of dogs: 7. Walking or running: 16.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 6.

Notable Wildlife

A bald eagle was spotted gliding above the beach. We speculated that it went after other bird's eggs/nests because when it was perched above the beach, crows and seagulls were divebombing the eagle. Later at the Canyon Rd. ramp, the eagle was being chased in flight by a determined seagull.

Driftline Content

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

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Mile 241

June 25, 2023

We went for our walk at an early hour since it is a busy weekend with the Kite Festival up at the D River.

BethJ

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June 13, 2023

It was a pleasant June day for a walk during an outgoing tide.

BethJ

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February 19, 2023

It was a busy holiday weekend with a lot of visitors in town.

BethJ

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January 31, 2023

Peaceful winter weekday morning with some significantly large waves.

BethJ

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January 12, 2023

It was a pleasant morning with a nice, strong surf but not too windy.

BethJ

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January 3, 2023

Very high tide, so beach access was thwarted on the Nelscott end.

BethJ

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May 8, 2016

Dead, headless sea lion and dogs off leash noted.

Anonymous

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April 11, 2016

Noted and photographed 25 sea stars with no signs of wasting syndrome.

Anonymous