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Few Seagulls Spotted in Reykjavík

Not many seagulls have been spotted in Reykjavík this summer compared to previous summers. Seagulls are considered vermin and last year employees of the Reykjavík City Pest Control Unit shot between 300 and 400 seagulls within city limits.

“There is probably enough food in the ocean so the seagulls don’t have to search for food elsewhere,” operational director of the Pest Control Unit Gudmundur Björnsson told Fréttabladid. “The situation is totally different from when we had to shoot 10,000 birds a few years ago.”

People complain about seagulls being too close to human habitation and especially about the birds dominating the birdlife on the Reykjavík Pond. This year the Pest Control Unit has not received any complaints about seagulls on the pond.

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