Date: July 7, 2012
Tonight’s Location: Bullard’s Beach State Park, Bandon, Oregon
Weather: brilliant sunshine and wind
Temperature: start 58º
Wildlife count: Harbor Seals
Birds: Tufted Puffin, Common Murre, Western and California Gulls, Black Oystercatchers, Pelagic, Brandt’s and Double-crested Cormorants, Spotted Towhee, Cedar Waxwings, Song Sparrows, Wrentit, Swainson’s Thrush, Steller Jay
The day began with breakfast at the Minute Café, and then we joined with Gail and Sara on Coquille Point, where we enjoyed speaking with over 100 guests. It was a delightful shift, even if it was windy. The only issue was with three young people climbing on top of one of the huge rocks. Sara gave me a ride down, and after asking them to come down, I shared with them about the refuge, and that climbing on the rocks was a federal offense. They all complied and thanked me profusely for the information.
Dinner was Harter House filets and we split a twice-baked potato. After walking the loops, we returned the donation box that we attempted to repair. We took Ron and Linda with us, and we sat at Coquille Point in the evening quiet eating our treats – a DQ.