Student lands job as human scarecrow
A student who graduated university with a degree in music and English has been given a job as a human scarecrow.
Jamie Fox, 22, who recently graduated from Bangor University, will use a ukulele, accordion and cowbell to frighten partridges away from a field in Norfolk.
He is being paid £250 a week to wear a bright orange coat and play the instruments in a ten acre field where birds are unpeturbed by ordinary scarecrows.
His boss, Aylsham farmer William Youngs, even warned him to "bring a deckchair and a good book" for his days in the oilseed rape field.
Mr Fox, who says his friends are "slightly envious" of his role, is now saving to pay for a trip to New Zealand next year.
"I get to sit and read for a lot of the time but whenever I see the partridges, I have to get up and scare them off," he told the BBC.
"I ring a cowbell and I've even played the accordion, but the ukulele doesn't seem to have any effect on them."