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Nice smooth beach Foredunes are nice and smooth, no sharp edges...plants growing at edges of dunes..a lot less litter than noticed last month! I beached bird (Larid- Large Immature Gull) made report to COASST. Large amount of crab casings in surf zones.  Large amount of people (105).  A surfer reported the tide was pretty RED.

Conditions

Temperature: 62 F. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 2.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 105. Number of dogs: 9. Walking or running: 59. Playing in surf: 3. Playing in sand: 8. Sitting: 14. Surfing: 9.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 43. RVs/Buses parking: 19.

Notable Wildlife

9 Pelicans floating beyond breakers. 2 cormorants flying 3 gulls flying

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. LARID (Large Immature Gull). I tagged it #16 for COASST.

Driftline Content

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

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North end of mile.
Start of mile walk.
Foredunes, north end of mile.
Tree buried in sand--I take this photo all the time to note sand progression.
Dunes and beachgrass growing.
Wrack zone pebbles and shells.
Crab casings.
View towards north end of mile.
"Larid"- Large Immature Gull (COASST designation).

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Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

July 10, 2024

Wonderful sunny day 65. degrees. New construction in the State parking lot at the north end of the mile. Found 1 beached (dead) bird; a Brown Pelican in the high bare zone, middle of the Mile.

Eric Matthews

Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

June 17, 2024

A rather nice day, 55 degrees, clouds and no wind.

Eric Matthews

Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

May 27, 2024

Tide very low at 1.

MatthewsE

Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

March 9, 2024

Wow what a change from last month! State Parking lot is closed for a couple of months while construction on the new parking lot and restroom continues. The tree ( object I show as a measure of sand deposition ) is really getting uncovered! Survey also for COASST, no beached birds or mammals found. The beach access point at the north end of Bob Straub State Park is still unusable for vehicles, due to a massive erosion event and 5 foot sharp edges to the beach.

Eric Matthews

Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

February 7, 2024

A lot of winter damage to the foredunes noted. Construction workers working on the new boat ramp and replacing and relocating some drainage pipes. Photos showing bulldozer shift sand by residence. 1 dory and 3 fishermen getting picked up

Eric Matthews

Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

November 3, 2023

Nice 58 degree mild winds.

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Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

October 3, 2023

Weather: Cloudy and Wintery, High tide today 3.

MatthewsE

Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

September 4, 2023

Really a great day!

MatthewsE