The City of Stratford says it’s Goose Management Plan is working.

Back in April, Stratford City Council approved the final strategy in the plan which involves the use of dogs, a drone and laser lights to pester the geese.

Officials say the measures are to create the illusion of a predator in the area, and hopefully reduce the number of resident geese.

They say that a large number of geese can contribute to issues with droppings on pathways, parkland and sports fields as well as a disruption to traffic on Lakeside Drive.

According to the city, in 2018 there were 135 resident geese through the summer and this year there are 50, including new goslings.

The plan will be kept in place until the end of the month when the birds begin losing their flight feathers and council is expected to revisit it in the fall.