January 5, 2009

Man brushes aside goose-feeding fame

A Yorktown, N.Y., man who became famous for feeding migrating Canada geese at his home is brushing off the attention he's gained.

Gary Lundquist first made headlines in 2004 when a local newspaper profiled him for feeding hundreds of birds each day at his home and interviewed neighbors upset by the noise and droppings brought to the neighborhood by the geese, the New York Post reported Monday.

This is private property, Lundquist said recently while answering his door. There is nothing unlawful going on here. They (the geese) don't stay here at night.

Yorktown officials considered passing an ordinance in 2005 to halt the bird feeding but authorities eventually determined that they could not legislate against activities on private property.