|Manu||Date: Tuesday, 09-October-2012, 10:30 AM | Message # 1|
|It sounds like the ideal job - the chance to sit down, read a book and perhaps idly strum a ukulele. |
But Bangor University graduate Jamie Fox has to do it in all weathers, as a human scarecrow in a field in Norfolk.
Mr Fox, 22, has been employed to scare partridges from a field of oilseed rape at Aylsham because conventional birdscarers have not worked.
As well as wearing a bright orange coat, Mr Fox uses an accordion and a cowbell to frighten the birds.
Mr Fox, who graduated in the summer with a degree in music and English, earns about £250 a week scaring the partridges from the 10-acre (four-hectare) field.
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I ring a cowbell and I've even played the accordion, but the ukulele doesn't seem to have any effect on them”
"The farmer said to me, 'Bring a deckchair and a good book'," said Mr Fox, who hopes to find a job in music and is learning to play the ukulele during quiet moments in the field.
Read more/Full article/source - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-19846642