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Beach still has a very wintery appearance with steep dunes and a relatively narrow beach.The flock of eagles was startling - I've never seen 10-12 eagles eating together before.

Conditions

Temperature: 46 F. Cloud Cover: Rain. Wind Velocity: Strong. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: -0.8 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 1. Walking or running: 1.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 1.

Notable Wildlife

A flock (approx. 10) of Eagles at the So. Columbia River Jetty feasting on a carcass.

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Wood pieces, Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Styrofoam.

New Development

Bluff development. Winter-like dune erosional features continue to be seen.

Natural Changes

Landslides/major boulder falls, Major cracks appearing in bluffs, Newly exposed roots/trees falling, Erosion of vegetated foredune, Visible retreat of solid bluff.

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Beach still has a very wintery look with steep dunes and relatively narrow beach.

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Mile 339

February 19, 2024

Nothing unusual except for increased amount of marine debris. Would be good to see the photos I downloaded.

John Joyce

Mile 339

January 19, 2024

Dead sea lion, an eagle, and noticeable retreat of dunes due to wave erosion.

Ed Joyce

Mile 339

December 21, 2023

Lots of erosion.

Ed Joyce

Mile 339

August 18, 2023

Nothing new to report.

edjoyce

Mile 339

July 12, 2023

Dunes have taken on summer profile and many dead crabs.

edjoyce

Mile 339

March 15, 2023

Steep dunes typical for winter.

edjoyce

Mile 339

January 17, 2023

Lots of erosion and dune retreat.

edjoyce

Mile 339

December 19, 2022

Dunes have taken on the typical winter shapes: steep with obvious erosion and retreat.

edjoyce