November 27, 2011
Green fields. A very nice fields of crops that is very pleasant to our eyes. But what are those weird human looking stuff standing in the middle of those fields? A tree plant? A post? What?…It’s a scarecrow!
What about scarecrow? and why it is standing in the middle of the fields?
A scarecrow is, essentially, a decoy. Traditionally, it is a human figure (or mannequin) dressed in old clothes and placed in fields by farmers to discourage birds such as crows or sparrows from disturbing and feeding on recently cast seed and growing crops (from Wiki)
So my question is, How come the bird was scared? Its not moving anyway and for sure they know if its not alive or they can check if its moving or not. Probably from a distance, they will thought its their favorite farmer standing on the middle of the crops. And probably look for other field of crops which they will assume safe than having a human watcher (?) that is looking at them. I assume it was just a folklore story. I have seen scarecrow and the birds even stands on the scarecrow shoulders or head. So probably, there should now be a robotic scarecrow that can move and even dance 🙂 Well I hope to see one soon! For now let me try to be scarecrow to shoo the birds away 🙂
Here are the different names of Scarecrow per Language
Nokku Kuthi Malayalam
Sola Kolla Bommai Tamil
Bujgaavane (बुजगावणे) Marathi