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Last year the environmental committee of Reykjavík City Council took action on seagulls in Reykjavík and neighboring areas, as they were very prevalent in the city at the moment and many people had complained about them.

Pest control officers, who were given the responsibility of reducing the gull population, said that there had never seen as many seagulls in Reykjavík before. The gull population was reduced by consultation with specialists and informing the general public about what to do (and not do) when near the birds.

And I must add - although beautiful and graceful, these birds have an awful nature - they are aggressive and attack every bird weaker than them in the name of food. So, the people who feed birds on the pond in front of the City Hall can back me up with their experience - which is inevitably the same - we all try to secretly throw bread to poor geese or swans but seagulls are always on the watch.

But on the other hand this makes the strolls along the pond so much more fun!

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  • Copyright: Soni Ka (soni) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 27 W: 0 N: 52] (315)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-06-15
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2007-09-24 4:44
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