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A nice bright day with a large group of birders from 30 cars looking for Snowy Plovers when I started but only 13 people walking or sitting on the beach on my way back.  The restrictions to protect Snowy Plover nesting went into effect March 15.  The beach is very long and clean now, and flat, although the slant of the sand covers most of the wood close to the dunes.  There were an incredible number of tiny bird foot prints all along the beach mile, but only two plovers spotted, and no flocks paroled the shoreline.  No bird carcasses were found, and no human debris.

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: SE. Tide Level: 2.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 13. Walking or running: 11. Sitting: 2. Other Activities: Birdwatching A group looking for Snowy Plovers.

Driftline Content

Wood pieces.

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Mile 297

October 22, 2023

The sky was mostly cloudy with some patches of fog and noticeable blobs of sea foam on wet sand.

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September 4, 2023

A nice warm partly cloudy day with a large group enjoying the picnic area by the parking lot.

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June 6, 2023

It was a blustery sunny day with 3 horse back riders and one walker on the beach.

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Mile 297

March 18, 2023

A nice bright day with a large group of birders from 30 cars looking for Snowy Plovers when I started but only 13 people walking or sitting on the beach on my way back.

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Mile 297

December 15, 2022

This was a sunny, cold, blustery day with 8 people and 2 dogs walking or biking(1) on the extensive beach.

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September 6, 2022

This was a sunny calm day with few people on the beach.

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June 15, 2022

This was a nice day with clouds and little wind.

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March 8, 2022

This was a nice cloudy day with only 4 cars in the parking lot and four people on the beach, one with a dog.

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