Report Details

Busier day than seen in past few months. Warm for January. Cloudy but dry after first the ice storm followed by King tides and strong southerly and southwesterly winds. @ bikers on fat tire bikes. 6 walkers with dogs. One on leash. No shore birds present today although huge rafts seen on Tillamook Bay on way into walk. Large driftwood tree (noted in prior reports as "the octopus tree") has been lifted from sand and rotated through 180 degrees so trunk now facing NW.

Conditions

Temperature: 57 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Tide Level: 6.9 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 8. Number of dogs: 6. Walking or running: 8. Other Activities: Fat tire bike riding x 2. Dog walking. All but 1 off leash. Not harassing shorebirds. More human activity than usual. First dry day after ice storm followed by rain and flooding.

Concerns

Apparent violations: None.

Notable Wildlife

No birds seen. (Large rafts noted during walk in on Tillamook Bay)

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. No banding. Common Murre. 45.52294 N 123.95428 W

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Shells, Wood pieces, Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea). South westerly winds for prior few days and king tides so beach scoured. Small rocks and shells at high tide line covered with sand had to move sand to see what was underneath. Sand sculpted around driftwood. Most large driftwood pieces have been moved up towards high tide line close to dunes. Large driftwood tree (noted in prior reports as "the octopus tree") has been lifted from sand and rotated through 180 degrees so trunk now facing NW.

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune. Some encroachment of tide into dune line. Large driftwood tree (noted in prior reports as "the octopus tree") which lies south of the milepost marker 29 has been lifted from sand and rotated through 180 degrees so trunk now facing NW.

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