Typical winter weather has descended upon the Missouri River valley, making it more an effort in timing ongoing visits to Carter Lake to view the fowl gathering. Temps were moderate on Wednesday, the 18th, so despite the winds, the bicycle route was taken about the oxbow.
The lake was mostly ice-covered, except for a small patch on the north-central section. There were hundreds of lively waterfowl. Most of the typical species that have been present were noted, except for the Lesser Scaup.
A visit was made to the northwest section of Levi Carter Park, to view the results of the trash removal.
It was nice to see that sometime between January 9th and 17th, the trash problem originally reported on November 7th was addressed. It was disappointing to see that the job was not suitably finished. When visiting on the 18th, the work done was obvious, then about ten minutes were taken to further the cleaning. The items shown in the attached picture were gathered together from the city parcel. Perhaps this will help to get the place cleaned up entirely? And so that the tires will be gone!