Mile 56 Report

May 26, 2013
by Bob Ivey

Location:
Curry
Cape Blanco, Lighthouse
Conditions:
Sunday 7:30 AM
Cloudy
55° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the SW
Tide Level:
2.5 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
6
Dogs:
1
Activities:
Playing in sand:
3
Fishing:
3
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
4
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
2
Activity Comments:
Early morning, minus tide, walker, fishing, beachcomber, poss student studying rock shores. Everyone sharing.
Notable Wildlife:
Shorebirds, pergine falcon, blue herons, sea gulls. Harbor seals on the rock, seal lion in the surf. Lots of sea stars, and rocky shore life. Sea weed on the rocks.
Dead Birds:
Total:
1
Species/names:
common murrlet
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)·Shells·Small rocks·Wood pieces
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Major cracks appearing in bluffs·Landslides/major boulder falls
Comments:
Summary:
CapeWalker and buddy got up early to make the most of minus tide, On the beach just pass low am tide. Not alone, 2 trucks on the south side of Cape Blanco, it is permitted and no auto on north side, basically no access except by foot. Saw fisher person with child, two beachcombers with one dog, a student gathering data from rocky shores of Cape Blanco and a group of people on the south side. This was a walk around Cape Blanco at minus tides, usually only durning summer. I have walk this before, but this was better because of minus tides. Saw pelagic cormorants nesting, peregrine falcon high on the bluff, black oystercatcher on the near shore, blue heron, gulls, and lots of rocky shore life. The day was over cast and some lite rain but generally warm. I think this the first report for this mile of shoreline. Going to make this an annual trip for CapeWalker
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