Graduate's first job after university is human scarecrow

A graduate has found a job with a difference - working as a human scarecrow.

Real life Worzel Gummidge, 22-year-old Jamie Fox, spends his days sitting, reading and strumming his ukulele.

Until the birds arrive in his field when he leaps into action, scaring them with his bright orange coat, accordion and cow bell.Mr Fox studied music and English at Bangor University, is now half-way through a fortnight long stint scaring partridges from a field of oilseed rape near Aylsham, Norfolk.

Jamie Fox, spends his days sitting, reading and strumming his ukulele until the birds circle when he leaps in to action Credit: Martyn Fox/PA Wire

He said: "I get to sit and read for a lot of the time, but whenever the partridges appear I have to get up and scare them off.

"I ring a cowbell and I've even played the accordion, but the ukulele doesn't seem to have any effect on them.

"I don't want to be a scarecrow forever but it is giving me time to decide what I will do with my future."

Mr Fox, who lives in Aylsham, earns £250 a week for his efforts policing the 10-acre field for eight hours each day.