Popinjay is shot with ‘blunts’ (arrows with rubber caps for safety) as the archer has to shoot from the bottom of a mast that can be as tall as 90 feet. On this mast are wooden birds that have to be knocked off to score points.

 

The photos below show a Popinjay shoot, with the mast and the archers shooting up at the wooden birds.

 

The Popinjay mastShooting the Popinjay