Report Details

A foggy, windless day on very wide beach with abrupt cliff edge; lots of illegal fireworks this day after the 4th of July and lots of picnic junk including clothing! Most people were driving around in vehicles; one surf-fishing; 3 walking/running. PEFA plucking gull kill.

Conditions

Temperature: 60 F. Cloud Cover: Foggy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 5.3 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 20. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 3. Sitting: 1. Fishing: 1. Other Activities: Riding around in vehicles or in the bed of vehicles... 15. Lots of used and unused fireworks, litter, burned cans/etc., firepits with refuse, lots of trash, bottles; on truck with a pile of kids in the back drove at a peregrine falcon plucking a dead gull on the beach until it flew, but it came back after they left and continued plucking.

Concerns

Litter

Apparent violations: Lots of fireworks from the day before, July 4th several vehicles drove past sign forbidding vehicles beyond the sign..

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 1. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 5. Cars/trucks on beach, prohibited: 3.

Notable Wildlife

1 Caspian Tern

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 3. 2 COMU 1 unid, very mangled

Driftline Content

Land-based debris (picnics, etc.). Lots of fireworks.

Natural Changes

Visible retreat of solid bluff.

Actions & Comments

Hauled out 4 bags of trash and fireworks.

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