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Mile 297 Report
February 28, 2015
A gorgeous day with a whale breaching repeatedly quite near the shore in the morning.
A gorgeous day with a whale breaching repeatedly quite near the shore in the morning. The beach is very flat and wide now, with some smaller wood branches exposed near the dunes. Twenty-four people with five dogs were enjoying the sun and brisk breeze. There was an eagle overhead and six or so small shorebirds nestled in the sand but no gulls and no flocks of shorebirds in the air. Only one carcass was found, just wings of a black-legged Kittiwake. There was little debris of any kind.
Temperature: 56 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NE.
Number of people: 24. Number of dogs: 5. Walking or running: 24. Little human debris
Cars/trucks parking: 10.
Only 6 or so small shorebirds nestled in the sand. One eagle overhead. No gulls or other shorebirds
Total dead birds: 1. 1 Black-legged Kittiwake
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