Just me rambling about birds, books, bunnies, or whatever!
I hardly know where to begin. Trash makes me furious. I just can't understand it. Why dump stuff? Human can be so...stupid. Why foul our "nest" and at the same time foul the nest of so many sweet creatures?(As an aside--the photo of the doll gave me a start!)
So sad. And this is just one beach.
Nice post (and excellent images, as usual).Question: Where do the nesting birds have more success? The clean yet crowded beaches or the unattractive (to humans) trash areas? Why?(I'm really curious.)
Wow. I'm often amazed and always saddened by how much trash one can find in nature. This, though -- this is ridiculous. It's like people think that if they throw it away, it magically disappears.
Most trash on beaches came down streams/rivers in urbanized areas - either from dumping or stormwater. At least that is the way here on the Pac. NW Beaches. That's where the education, cleanup, and enforcement is most effective.
Cleaner. This is an amazing post in terms of these photographs. I thought the headless doll was striking and they just got more so. What a mess we make of things.
I have photos of egrets and herons feeding in garbage-filled lakes. Somehow, your close-ups of the Piping Plovers juxtaposed with close-ups of bizarre ugly garbage are much more effective at showing us the horror of the situation.
I'm shocked to see what lies on those beaches. I love your photo, Laura.Miss you.Mary
KGMom: It's a real disappointment to me also...Ruth: This one beach is particularly bad, I think, because of its proximity to the city.Steve: I'd be interested to know, also. If i ever find Jeanne the NPS Ranger in a good mood, maybe I'll ask her...More birds seem to choose that area to nest in, if that means anything.Delia: Who knows how most of it ends up in the water?Rabbit's Guy: Yep... same here.Vicki: We do, yes.Donna: I have some wonderful pix from the Meadowlands of Night Herons feeding among garbage and discarded tires. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, btw!Mary: Yeah... it's gross.Miss you, too!
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