Mile 45 Report

November 11, 2015
by humbug45

Location:
Curry
South of Coal Point, north of Brush Creek
Conditions:
Wednesday 11:30 AM
Humans / Pets:
People:
0
Dogs:
0
Activities:
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Many gulls at Brush Creek estuary; four Black oystercatchers and a flock of Black turnstones at end of rocky portion of beach near Coal Point.
Dead Birds:
Total:
1
Signs of oil:
0
Entanglement:
0
Species/names:
Large immature gull (juvenile)
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Shells·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Wood pieces·Plastic pellets·Styrofoam·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:

Very quiet beach with no human activity noted except for one set of footprints. Adjacent campground closed for the season; open portion of campground empty except for camp host. Some debris from fishing boats (bait pellets, plastic parts and rope)collected; two rusting crab rings noted (one has been there for a long time; second one just appeared). Wood pieces and wrack pushed against bluff probably due to storm activity. Single dead juvenile seagull near Brush Creek high above surf line; a flock of Black turnstones and four Black oystercatchers hanging out on the rocks near Coal Point.

Other Mile 45 Reports (8)

2020

January 19, 2020 - humbug45
No unusual events or observations to report. 

2017

November 14, 2017 - humbug45
Some erosion near large drainage pipe from highway.

2016

February 17, 2016 - humbug45
One of the crab pots found earlier this month (previous report) was removed from the beach and is now at the trail head to the beach on Humbug Mountain State Park. Does anyone have the story...
  • M/V Worm tag attached to the crab gear
  • Some kind samaritan pulled it up
  • one of a few crab rings stuck on the little pocket beach
February 7, 2016 - admin
Quiet beach with no visitors; rare wildlife: single foraging black oystercatcher and a few gulls. Found five crab pots in varying degrees of deterioration. Also other fishing boat debris (buoys,...
  • Eroded bluff with roots showing
  • Crab pot
  • Tag on crab pot
  • Another crab pot

2015

September 6, 2015 - humbug45
Beach was clean despite obvious human activities and full adjacent campground. No evidence of beach fires noted. Five dead birds apparently not related to human activities; fewer shorebirds and no...
  • Yellow abronia in hillsides.
July 5, 2015 - humbug45
Adjacent campground full; evidence of previous day(s)'s beach activities with some leftover debris (cans, bottles, candy wrappers). Three areas with firework remnants including one used Roman candle...
June 14, 2015 - humbug45
Birds spotted included numerous Rhinoceros auklets and two Black oystercatchers, along with gulls.
April 22, 2015 - humbug45
Sunny moderately windy morning; mile 45 access is through Humbug Mt State Park which was completely empty (no park host or campers). No persons or dogs seen at the beach. Sandy portion of beach was...