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The ocean continues to eat away at cliff. At least today, vehicles were staying where they belong

Conditions

Temperature: 49 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 6 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 4. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 4.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 2.

Notable Wildlife

Black Oystercatcher (notable to me since I monitor their nesting activity on Chief Kiawanda Rock) Belted Kingfisher (notable to me since I have not seen one before fishing from a wave-washed rock in the ocean)

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 3. gull sp. Corvid (crow or raven) Common Murre

Driftline Content

Wood pieces. mostly vegetation debris the ocean had brought from eroding vegetated cliff

Man-made Modifications

A very *good* modification is a new sign by the dune saying "End of Open Area" and "No driving on the dune". The sign used to read "no cars beyond this sign" which was ignored by many. Today there were no tire tracks going up the dune, so hopefully this sign is helping.

Natural Changes

Newly exposed roots/trees falling, Erosion of vegetated foredune, Visible retreat of solid bluff, Evidence of wave overtopping. The ocean just keeps gnawing away at the vegetated cliff

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December 20, 2023

The ocean continues to eat away at cliff. At least today, vehicles were staying where they belong

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Mile 262

October 3, 2022

Mostly I took photos for the CoastWatch Fall Challenge project on iNaturalist

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Mile 262

August 27, 2022

About 30 people and six dogs.

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August 13, 2022

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Mile 262

July 31, 2022

Actually a really quiet calm warm day.

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