Monday, April 14, 2014

March 29th, 2014

Low Tide: 0.2' @ 6:35 PM

Another blustery day though not as bad as the day before. Staff and volunteers greeted the few visitors that ventured forth onto the beach. Our highest visitor count was 59 people in the intertidal, though for a majority of the shift it was less than 30 at a time.

The Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus luecocephalis) are still actively hunting the intertidal on a regular basis. During this shift one Western Gull (Larus occidentalis) was not quite quick enough. An adult eagle pinned it to the Rock and then flew off with the bird in it's talons, likely returning to it's nest in the hills behind Cannon Beach to enjoy the prize.

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