Damn that branta canadensis! Not wanting to finger an innocent species after last night’s events, but unsurprisingly New York has a known Canada goose problem as this paper below published last year explains.
(p2) The geese of
Scott E. Clemons, Allen L. Gosser, and Martin S. Lowney, USDA Wildlife Services, 1930 Route 9, Castleton, NY 12033 USA
Thomas W. Seamans, USDA Wildlife Services,
Non-migratory Canada goose (Branta canadensis) populations are increasing and pose a significant threat to civil aviation as aircraft components and engines are not built to withstand the strike of a bird weighing in excess of 4 kg. Since 1995, 10 aircraft have incurred substantial damage after striking