Report Details

Cloudy day with occasional rain shower. Wind SE 8mph. Very little human activity evident. One walker only. Only 2 vehicles in parking area. Little to no beach debris/garbage. Of note the dead birds with red spots painted (unsure of significance). No birds were banded. Interesting to see shark egg casings and a dead eel (well decomposed)

Conditions

Temperature: 53 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 3.6 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 1. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 1. One dog walker. Dog off leash but not bothering birds.

Notable Wildlife

Flock of gulls (approximately 20 birds) at water's edge foraging. No other birds. 2 shark egg case (see photo)

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 4. 4 dead birds noted all within small area. 45.51510 N 123.95561 W Of note all had red spots painted on edges of wings, around legs and on beak (see photos)

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

2 shark eggs (see photo) Dead eel (I think) see photo

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Shells, Wood pieces. Beach scoured from recent storm and high tides. Large driftwood pieces now uncovered (previously semi buried in sand)

Natural Changes

High tide reached dune edges again. No evidence of overtopping on my mile stretch

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February 18, 2024

Recent king tides encroaching onto and undercutting fore dune. More debris than usual. A few shore birds Little human activity Large "octopus tree" I have been following has rotated again and the trunk now points NE. I continue to take photo facing N and S at the high tide line at the MP 29 sign entrance to the beach

Helen Welch

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January 28, 2024

Busier day than seen in past few months.

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December 18, 2023

Cloudy day with occasional rain shower.

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Mile 286

November 26, 2023

Beautiful sunny day after "King Tide". Dead birds located together.

Vince Welch

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October 27, 2023

A quiet and beautiful fall day.

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September 22, 2023

Clear warm day.

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August 30, 2023

Beautiful Oregon day.

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July 26, 2023

July day.

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