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There were at least 20 fire rings at the Oceanside wayside beach, none in current use.The notched log that is likely tsunami debris is still just south of the tunnel, up against the dunes. The rock cairn north of the tunnel, that was present in January but gone in May is back again in the same place.

Conditions

Temperature: 75 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 2.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 55. Number of dogs: 10. Walking or running: 23. Playing in surf: 5. Playing in sand: 10. Sitting: 10. Photography: 2. Tidepooling: 1. Surfing: 2. Fishing: 2.

Concerns

Climbing bluffs/seastacks, Litter

Apparent violations: Dog poop, baby diaper, beer bottles; climbing bluffs at Capes and Oceanside despite fence.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 20.

Notable Wildlife

Tagged turkey vulture eating dead pelican on Oceanside beach. (red tag with white writing). Heard from another birder that this is likely the TV that was banded on Bay Ocean spit in July 2013, and has been seen in the area again this summer. Six oystercatchers, 2 osprey, many juvenile Western gulls, pelicans, cormorants. NO starfish at all, although tide was too high to permit visual of most beds

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 2. One common murre, one brown pelican

Driftline Content

Shells. Eel grass

Natural Changes

Seems like there are more plants along dune side of beach in front of Capes (see photo)

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