Story: Hawke’s Bay region

Rook control (3rd of 3)

Rook control

People use a variety of methods to control rooks, including scarecrows, bright or noisy objects, and even dead birds tied to posts. The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council goes straight to the heart of the population by applying poisoned bait to the rooks’ nests, which tend to be in tall trees, using helicopters.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Hawke’s Bay region - Plants and animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 May 2022)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 1 Jul 2015