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I saw this sign at the Lawn Bowling Club in Golden Gate Park:

photo of sign in front of a smooth lawn-bowling lawn. Sign reads: Don't Worry / This bird is fake. / [picture of a corvid] / Decoy bird at work. / Decoy birds are deployed as pest control devices to deter foraging birds from damaging the lawns. Please do not disturb.

Why did they call it a "decoy bird" instead of a "scarecrow"?

I never saw the fake bird. I looked around and thought I spotted a couple of fake crows up on a nearby rooftop, but those "fake" crows cawed and flew off.

Now I wonder if the sign was fake.

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