Picture of Canada geese at Yeadon Tarn, Leeds in West Yorkshire
These two Canada Geese look quite happy swimming adjacent to the waters edge on Yeadon tarn this afternoon.
Back in September last year officials at Leeds/Bradford airport decided that the flock of Canada geese at the tarn posed a hazard to aircraft. Early one morning at around 5am officials from FERA cordoned off the lake and took out the geese. When I say they took them out I do not mean they took them to McDonald’s for an early breakfast I mean rather that they shot them.
Having just looked at the FERA website I see that there is a Canada goose just taking to the air in a photo, presumably they felt the after photo (after their bird management expertise) was just too graphic.
Apparently the cull or killing, to be less ambiguous, at the end of last summer may not be the last of the matter because local newspapers have reported another cull of these large waterfowl is a possibility.