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    I was asked (again) about the nest I made to attract Corvids.

    This is it, and it's worked well, especially with Magpie's. I set it out around 80 yards and either use my .22 Hornet or my preferred .204 Ruger.

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    Love it, excellent.  I cover an orchard and large chicken free range area for a local farmer and that would work a treat. Always maggies about...shot two this morning.

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    Are they real eggs or the rubbery ones?

    What time of year do you use this ruse?

    I have trouble decoying corvids in and am interested in this technique.

    Cheers.

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    13 hours ago, ratchers said:

    Are they real eggs or the rubbery ones?

    What time of year do you use this ruse?

    I have trouble decoying corvids in and am interested in this technique.

    Cheers.

    Plastic eggs, via AliExpress (China)

    I use it all year round, as it' doesn't seem to bother the Corvids. The frame, is glued onto a plastic base, then the twigs are glued onto each other. I've also glued the eggs in place and, since the photo was taken, have added some other plastic eggs that I cut in half and put some yellow cotton wool inside.

    12 hours ago, oldypigeonpopper said:

    hello, i remember you made this steve as i bought some plastic eggs off Aliexpress, i just put mine out with a crow or magpie/s decoy 

    Yes, that's right. It's never failed to work. Finding the time to use it is my biggest problem.

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    32 minutes ago, ratchers said:

    And where do you put the nest?

    Is it on the ground or low enough in a tree to shoot easily.

    On the ground, usually placed on a mound, and always with a safe backstop. Too dangerous to put in a tree with the calibre's I'm using.

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    If you have a Larsen and no call bird put a bit of straw in the bottom and two or three eggs, it takes a bit longer for the birds to find it but it works a treat, especially around farm buildings.

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    On 15/11/2018 at 23:10, oldypigeonpopper said:

    hello, i remember you made this steve as i bought some plastic eggs off Aliexpress, i just put mine out with a crow or magpie/s decoy 

    hello, we tried some eggs in a Larsen trap on my friends farm, it might have worked had it not got run over with the tractor (not by me):rolleyes: at least the eggs survived:lol: 

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