Had another go at them today , it was lagging down when we started out at 4.30 am but eased before we actually started shooting . If I'm honest I think we were a day or so late getting at them as the maize was up about three inches and they never come in the numbers that were hitting it earlier in the week . Beneath a big dead oak with a few lofters and a couple of ff5's with young crows on it was a slow start , even slower when the first crow came right in and settled on a branch above me , poked the gun up ready to see it fall only for the firing pin to strike nothing ....forgot to load the bloody gun ...
Anyway finished the day with 42 picked , 3 out of bounds or in the nettles and three pigeon..
The dog enjoyed the day ..
Edited to say I used bbq bamboo skewers as recommended by Les , to hold the heads up on the dead crows , they work a treat . Cheers Les