Report Details

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

Conditions

Temperature: 60 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 3.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 4. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 2. Other Activities: paragliding. few people when I came, a few more when I left, all in allowed areas enjoying the beach

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 1. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 2.

Notable Wildlife

I took photos for the CoastWatch Fall Challenge project today. The most notable wildlife was a sea star in the bill of a gull. The bird was in a quandary because when it dropped the star to pull it apart, the other gulls approached so it picked it up again. I never saw a resolution of the dilemma. The gull was still holding the star when I walked away.

Driftline Content

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

Natural Changes

Landslides/major boulder falls, Erosion of vegetated foredune, Visible retreat of solid bluff.

Actions & Comments

photos attached of erosion and also gull with sea star. Many photos of birds and plants on inaturalist under the CoastWatch Fall Challenge

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red sea star intact
new landslide
new erosion of bluff

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Cape Kiwanda State Park

October 3, 2022

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

Linda Fink