The marching scarecrow


      The Barley has been drilled and as it germinates the farmer awaits the onslaught of flocks of hundreds of hungry pigeons. So far so good, there's just the odd one landing on the three drilled and rolled fields but they'll turn up. They always do.

      This year he's ready with what appears to be a somewhat military scarecrow marching towards his sentry duty position with a Sergeant Major's arm swinging stride. There you are all present and correct.

      However, early this morning the the scarecrow had a fan, a Tawny Owl was perched on its head using the scarecrow as a vantage point to watch out for breakfast to show up. A multi-tasking scarecrow, brilliant, and if the owl is there tomorrow I'll try and get a photograph.