Read, P. S, Earp, M. J & Parker, T. N / June 1984 – vol. 77, issue 6, pp 267–270 Rook shoots. The comments of farmers regarding the attacks of Rooks Corvus frugilegus on growing corn in spring and ripening corn at harvest-time (National Farmers' Union, quoted in 'News and comment', Brit. Birds 75: 339) are very widely exaggerated unless it is a purely localised problem in Shropshire (where 'a massive shoot' was organised in May 1982). As one who has spent a lifetime in the country,... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.