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Mile 297 Report
May 29, 2021
This was a sunny day over the Memorial day holiday which meant lots of people around.
This was a sunny day over the Memorial day holiday which meant lots of people around. However, only 22 with one dog wandered down where the beach is marked to protect Snowy Plover nesting. One large group of horses from the rental went a short way along the wet sand, and two other riders leading a third horse came up from the jetty. The sand was high up on the foredune with no steep cuts as has been the case in past years. The beach was very long because of the low tides. There was little wrack or human debris. No dead birds were found, and only a few crows and gulls were fighting the blustery wind.
Temperature: 60 F. Wind Velocity: Strong. Wind Direction: NW.
Number of people: 22. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 11. Other Activities: 12 horses, 11 riders. 2 men came over the dunes to the ocean within the restricted area for Snowy Plover nesting
Disturbances: Disturbance of nesting seabirds
Cars/trucks parking: 33.
Notable for how little wildlife seen, a few crows and gulls but no shorebirds
Little human debris
Grass in area bulldozed for the Snowy Plover nesting is growing back. Not sure if native grass or not
No sharp cliffs from wave action on the high sand as has been the case in the past. Sand has piled up on the foredune obscuring the wood and grass
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