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Snow geese in the tens of thousands leave their droppings on Richmond sports field

Estimate of migrating birds from Siberia to be about 180,000

April 9, 2021  By CTV News

Tens of thousands of migrating snow geese have arrived in Richmond, B.C., but they’re leaving something behind that has irked local sports club officials. The birds, whose numbers have been increasing, are leaving masses of excrement behind at Hugh Boyd Park’s sports field. The executive director of the local football club says the droppings are sticking to young players’ shoes and ball. He added the geese don’t seem to be interested in flocking to the nearby artificial turf fields.


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