Forty geese shot in cull
FORTY geese were shot during a week-long cull in St Ouen’s Bay, it has been confirmed.
The JEP has previously reported that a flock of 400 geese was posing a threat to the safety of low-flying aircraft and the ecology of the area.
The work was carried out by a UK pest control company under contract to Ports of Jersey.
No other species of birds were shot during the cull.
A previous attempt to control the population by egg addling – ensuring that a fertilised egg does not hatch – failed.
Over the years a number of aircraft have crashed after hitting geese.