The contribution of corvid activities to the prevalence of windblown trash is investgated. A loosely-lidded garbage can containing numerous small bags of household trash within a larger, but unsealed, plastic garbage bag was placed curb-side on a windy (gusts > 35 Km/hr) Tuesday morning in the presence of a large population of Northwestern Crows (Corvus caurinus).
The broader implications of crows working in concert with wind on household trash dispersal are discussed, and the term "culling" (i.e., killing) is thrown about wildly. The option of using sealed (by twist-tie or other means) large, strong garbage bags to contain smaller bags of household trash within properly sealed garbage cans is not considered."So get a new can why doncha?"