Date: 1/8/18 6:12 pm From: Jay V Huner <jvh0660...> Subject: [LABIRD-L] Capitol Lake Birds 1/8/18 Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana - Mid Morning
I made a pass by Capitol Lake this morning. Found very few birds and did not record the Common Goldeneyes reported last week. Weather was yucky, in the high 50s F with fog and overcast. The lakes were quite full of water from early morning heavy rains. There was so much styrafoam and plastic bottle debris that, in the fog, the debris looked a bit like ducks, grebes, and ducks without binoculars.
Guess it was so warm that the ducks were out and about and not seeking protected "warmer" waters around the state capitol.
Apparently, no municipality in the state has any program to restrain and collect floating storm water debris so it winds up in bayous, canals, lakes, ponds, and rivers! Sort of sad there is no deposit on containers. Heck, people pick up aluminum cans which are worth around a penny each at the recycling centers. But, heck, Louisiana is basically worst in everything that's good and last in everything that's good.