As we were walking along the road between Little Town and Stair we spotted these four Magpies hanging on the barbed wire fence. And although it's been longer than I care to think about since I'd seen anything like this, I can still remember going to my grandparents as a child and seeing lines Crows and quite often Moles hanging on fences in this way. At the time we were told that the farmers did this to scare the other birds off. (not sure why they did it with the Moles as well though)
Perhaps a bit controversial these days with all the noise being made against hunting, but it's nice to see one of the old traditions still hanging on in there (no pun intended).