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MILE 103 on 9/20/08   -   DOUG C
LOCATIONCoos  •  Bullards Beach just north of the Lighthouse
CONDITIONSSaturday 11:00 AM  •  Partly cloudy  •  62° F  •  Wind: Calm/Light from the N  •  Tide: 3.2 ft
HUMANSPeople: 7
ACTIVITIESWalking/running: 3  •  Rockhunting: 4
CONCERNS
DISTURBANCES
VEHICLESATVs/OHVs parking: 1  •  ATVs/OHVs on beach, prohibited: 1
ACTIV.COMMENTSFresh ATV tracks were observed in sand wet from previous high tide. The tracks went south to Mile 102 and the north jetty, and north into Mile 104. Observed an ATV in the Horse Camp at Bullard's Beach - correlation unknown. Reported.
NOTABLE WILDLIFEThe absence of birds was notable.
DEAD BIRDSTotal: 4  •  Species/names: One adult Common Murre, one adult Western Gull, two unidentified. No bands. One fresh kill was perhaps eaten by a raptor because down feathers were scattered all over the beach and only the wings remained.
STRANDEDTotal: 0
FISH & INVERTS
DRIFTLINEShells  •  Animal casings  •  Small rocks
NEW DEVELOPMENT
MODIFICATIONS
NATURAL CHANGES
COMMENTS
SUMMARYThis report was generated as part of the SOLV Beach Clean-up. About 8 pounds of debris, largely styrofoam and plastic, were removed from this mile. Some plastic and glass bottles were found. The number of dead birds (1 Common Murre, 1 Western Gull, 1 immature Western Gull and one unidentifiable bird) found (4) seemed to be above normal. Shells, animal casings and small rocks in driftline. ATV tracks were observed in a disallowed area and reported. Human impact was light (7)-3 walking and 4 rock hunting. Reported fresh ATV tracks in wet sand on prohibited beach.
OBSERVERDoug C EMAIL   •  REPORT PUBLISHED 10/1/08 4:26 PM
PHOTOS
1
Foredune Plant Sea Rocket (Cakile maritima)
Description:Plant on the fore-dune. Found only 2 on the mile.
Location:Mile 103, south end and mid-mile
Date:09/20/2008
2
Immature Western Gull
Description:Immature Western Gull. Down chest feathers were all over the beach which is a sign that it was probably eaten by a raptor.
Location:Southern end of Mile 103, near high-tide line
Date:09/20/2008
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