The Canada goose has been avian enemy No. 1 since taking the blame for the engine failure that forced US Airways Flight 1549 to splash down in the Hudson on Jan. 15, 2009.
But our erstwhile feathered friends may finally be getting a reprieve.
Recently the city has lowered the cull to only a few hundred birds a year and doesn’t plan to kill any this year. Officials are opting instead for less lethal population control tactics, such as destroying nests.