Report Details

We walked north on our mile with very little beach showing due to the high tide (9.4 ft.); walking into a rainbow with south wind and showers at our back.Of concern were the four small birds spread out over our mile. They were about 8 inches and black/gray with white underbelly and blue webbed feet. They were sitting on the sand and appeared too tired to move. They may have been small auklets. Is there anything we could have done for them?

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 9.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 4. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 4. Photography: 1.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2.

Notable Wildlife

Four birds on mile 338 sitting on beach (in distress?); possible Cassin's Auklets; also sandpipers, gulls

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 4. one cormorant; three auklets?

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Mile 338

January 1, 2024

A very clean mile on this sunny first day of the year 2024.

Beth E Kandoll

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Mile 338

October 1, 2023

A beautiful clear blue sky and a mild windy day.

Randy and Beth

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Mile 338

March 29, 2023

Probably the cleanest our mile has ever seemed with virtually no human debris to pick up on our walk back south.

Randy and Beth

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Mile 338

January 1, 2023

A very quiet day on our beach mile with beach clean of debris/driftwood.

Randy and Beth

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Mile 338

September 24, 2022

More people than we have experienced on mile 338 on this sunny autumn day with a bank of cirrhus clouds on the horizon.

Randy and Beth

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Mile 338

June 27, 2022

Two notable things on our beach mile walk today.

Randy and Beth

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Mile 338

March 19, 2022

Notably, very few birds.

Randy and Beth

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Mile 338

December 25, 2021

A cold walk on Christmas morning that started out with hail and a moderate north wind, and ended with sun coming through the clouds.

Randy and Beth