If you don't have a hearding dog, that is. I've used a broom, bamboo stick or two, my arms out wide. They all work to an extent but if the Scovies were scattered, I'd get a few just so far and then they would stop where they were while I ran over to gather a few others to push towards a central direction. It was raining lightly last week so I took a large blue umbrella out with me when I saw the Scovies headed into the road. Wow! Does that umbrella work! Works well closed up, then if you want them to get moving a bit faster, point it at them and start opening it & they begin moving faster. Fully open and pointed at them gets them moving nice and fast. If they are a bit scattered across the yard, they all take note and start moving towards the drive way to head to the back. Tonight was the first night I was able to get them ALL into the two duck houses with a minimum amount of trouble. Hee Hee, SOOOO I was able to go in & get the rest of the flying girls wing clipped. Double AND without DH's help. Though it really is easier to clip wings w/two people. I hope I didn't do to much squish damage holding them down as I clipped their wing. Guess tomorrow will tell. I also made an investment in a LCD lantern a few weeks back & boy, with the shorter daylight, that sure did come in handy, both inside the unlit duckhouses & the walk back to the house. I think I much prefer the lantern to a flashlight as it gives you a nice pool of light all around you vs a beam only in front of you.