Pest control has its magic tricks. When it comes to reducing corvid numbers, Roy Lupton has a trick up his sleeve for attracting the attention of the birds. In the past, live owls and even ferrets have been used to keep the crows, rooks and jackdaws busy just long enough to get a shot off, but in this film we set up a dead fox. The birds don’t like having a predator so close to home so try and mob in an effort to scare it away – and that’s their downfall.

This item first appeared in Fieldsports Britain, episode 178. To watch the whole show go to

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