Bat-fowling

Bat-fowling

Bat-fowling is a method of catching birds at night, while they are at roost. It has involved lighting straw or torches near their roost. After waking them up out of their roost, the birds fly toward the flames, where, being amazed, they are easily caught in nets, or beat down.

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