They drive away a bittern.
This video says about itself:
Farmer John • Miffy Classics
17 February 2017
Farmer John is plantings seeds. The hungry birds are eating all his seeds. He is angry and makes a scarecrow to scare them of. After a while the seeds turn into beautiful blue flowers. He also makes a birdhouse. Now he can enjoy his flowers and the birds eating the seeds he gives them.
From the Daily Mirror in Britain:
By Thomas Escrit
14:07, 17 FEB 2017
Dick Bruna, the children’s author and artist who created the cartoon white rabbit Miffy, has died aged 89.
Bruna, who sold more than 80 million Miffy books, died in his sleep last night in his hometown of Utrecht, his publisher said in a statement.
Bruna created the character to entertain his infant son after seeing a rabbit in the dunes while on a seaside holiday.
He went on to relate the giant-eared, orange-pullovered bunny’s adventures in dozens of books sold worldwide.
Born in 1929 into a family of publishers, Bruna began his career as an illustrator of covers for books including Ian Fleming’s James Bond series and the Inspector Maigret thrillers of Georges Simenon.
Miffy, known as Nijntje in Dutch, was his best known creation, enjoying great popularity in Asia and adorning lunchboxes the world over.
Translated from Dutch NOS TV:
A chalk drawing of a dog which had been in possession of a German museum for centuries appears to be the work of Rembrandt van Rijn. International experts confirm that. “It’s 110 percent Rembrandt“, said the Dutch Rembrandt expert Peter Schatborn.
Schatborn calls it a nice addition to the known works of the Dutch master. “There are of course some 700 drawings by Rembrandt. It is special if there is found something new by such an old master.” He says it’s one of the few drawings which Rembrandt made of dogs.