Authorities have been thinning the region’s ranks of Canada geese since two of them flew into the engines of US Airways Flight 1549 in January 2009, forcing it to ditch in the Hudson River. Last summer, 1,200 were rounded up around the city. But the Prospect Park roundup appears to have been the single biggest episode. The goal is to eliminate all of the geese within seven miles of major area airports. Still, the scope of the Prospect Park episode mortified some of those who have grown fond of… (www.nytimes.com) More...