If you were wondering just how big an issue the Barn Swallows are for the Jimmie Davis Bridge project, perhaps a video shot by Bossier Sheriff's Lt. Bill Davis will help you understand.

As we've talked about before, the birds are federally protected, and they've been making their nests under the bridge. Once they lay eggs in those nests, nobody can touch them.

This has already caused extensive delays for Louisiana DOTD on the bridge rehabilitation project. Prep work for that is going on now, but the birds continue to be a problem.

Crews have had to keep a close eye on the birds and move any nests they start making, before they can lay their eggs. It seems there are far more of these birds that a lot of people first thought.

Take a look for yourself:


Photo: Bossier Sheriff's Lt. Bill Davis