This was a recent local addition to the patch, and a welcome one at that!
Now since this 'scarecrow' has been in place, I've seen Linnet, Collared Dove and LBB Gulls, all in this field (all scarce birds in Burravoe area!).... and is that a Gull standing on it's head???
Although in all fairness, I haven't seen a crow anywhere near it!
I'm already constructing my own for the back garden....