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180 birds killed under licence since January 2023

A jackdaw.

The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture says 180 birds have been killed under licenses it's issued since January last year.

The report on the Wildlife Act licenses shows 57 rooks and 44 jackdaws were killed for economic reasons, while 28 feral pigeons were killed for public health and safety.

Just one herring gull was killed, with two nests destroyed, and one containing eggs moved.

The return from licence holders shows no birds were trapped or taken for pest control.

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