Report Details

River is moving more south and eroding the sandy banks as it moves into the estuary.

Conditions

Temperature: 45 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Strong. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 5.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 5. Number of dogs: 6. Walking or running: 5. cold blustery day

Concerns

Apparent violations: none.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 3. RVs/Buses parking: 2.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Shells, Wood pieces.

Natural Changes

Newly exposed roots/trees falling.

Actions & Comments

more changes in course of river, washing more south now and eroding sandy banks evidently at high tides.

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August 2, 2023

People enjoying the beach, nesting Snowy Plovers in distress, Juvenile Brown Pelicans learn about dogs;

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July 31, 2023

Lots of birds observed: Osprey - 2 fishing at mouth of estuary; one adult and one juvenile Adult Bald Eagle resting on north end of Necanicum SpitSnowy Plover flying around estuary island acting distressed with a loose Jack Russel Terrier in the vicinity of Nest 7A

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Mile 324

July 29, 2023

New flock of Brown Pelicans at mouth of estuary along with some Canada Geese, seagulls and Caspian Terns were disturbed several times before relocating to sandbar surrounded by water;Snowy Plover disturbed on island between Necanicum River and Neawanna Creek by two people tidepooling;Tour Helicopter flew over five separate times twice low enough (though probably not illegal) to disturb two Bald Eagles and two Osprey hunting in estuary;Small structure built of driftwood still on the Necanicum Spit being used as shelter;

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July 18, 2023

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Mile 324

July 10, 2023

We saw lots of dead crabs, some kelp and algae on the surfline, and some driftwood.

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Mile 324

August 4, 2022

My morning walk began gloriously with the sun peaking through the clouds and chirping birds flitting through the dune grasses.

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July 9, 2022

Two Snowy Plovers seen with eggs at nests within protected sites.

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Mile 324

July 8, 2022

Beautiful clear day, moderate amount of human activity; two Snowy Plovers seen in newly designated protected areas exhibiting nesting behavior; one harbor seal pup on the rocks of the Necanicum Inlet Island; numerous seagulls and terns along with a few cormoronts; The amount of fireworks debris, burned logs, and styrofoam at the waterline is disheartening.

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