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Beautiful Beach Bounty

"Sea Watch" wildflower and bees

Date: July 15, 2012

Tonight’s Location: Bullard’s Beach State Park, Bandon, Oregon

Weather: cloudy am, sunny pm

Temperature: start 59º

High 65º

Wildlife count:

Birds: Short-billed Dowitcher, Black Oystercatcher, Sanderlings, Brown Pelicans, Goldfinch

It was cloudy this morning with some drizzle on the way to church. The sun came out when we were on China Creek for our Plover work. We spoke to some interesting people and saw some very interesting bird sights. The Short-billed Dowitchers were a first for this fall, and the gulls were displaying some very fascinating behaviors. We watched them at the edge of the strandline. The gulls used their feet to pat the very shallow water that brought small shrimp and beach isopods to the surface, which the gulls gobbled. It was a fascinating dance to watch.

We watched the “Booker” story on Dateline when we returned and then walked the loops.

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