Report Details

An eagle was obtaining breakfast from Gull Rock. As he approached the rock from above there was a terrible outcry from all the birds as they left the rock. When he landed on the rock it became deathly quiet and a few minutes later he appeared on a tree limb in a spruce tree on the edge of the beach to defeather the white feathers on his breakfast. Low tide made it possible to see so many seastars and mussels on rocks. Lovely morning with no wind. Amazing comeback of seastars compared to last year. Bluff on Columbia Street (Lane) at bottom of cliff has dropped and made a dangerous access.

Conditions

Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 0.3 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 5. Walking or running: 2. Low tide made it possible to see so many seastars and mussels on rocks. Lovely morning with no wind. Amazing comeback of seastars compared to last year.

Notable Wildlife

An eagle was obtaining breakfast from Gull Rock. As he approached the rock from above there was a terrible outcry from all the birds as they left the rock. When he landed on the rock it became deathly quiet and a few minutes later he appeared on a tree limb in a spruce tree on the edge of the beach to defeather the white feathers on his breakfast.

Driftline Content

Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt).

Natural Changes

Landslides/major boulder falls. Bluff on Columbia Street (Lane) at bottom of cliff has dropped and made a dangerous access. I have contacted Tillamook County Roads that this access needs blocking. Someone will get hurt or those using it are making trails down the wet clay bank. Clatsop put up sign that says Dangerous Cliff, but many people ignore it.

Actions & Comments

 I have contacted Tillamook County Roads that this access needs blocking. Someone will get hurt or those using it are making trails down the wet clay bank. Clatsop put up sign that says Dangerous Cliff, but many people ignore it. 

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July 2, 2022

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June 29, 2022

An eagle was obtaining breakfast from Gull Rock.

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November 8, 2021

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August 8, 2019

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