This year we are having trouble with loads of sparrows pecking off the
flowers of our beans we have never had this problem before.Any
suggestions as to what we can do please we would be so grateful Thanks
You could consider trying is something that would scare the birds off.
Some people use old CDs or DVDs since they're cheap, shiny, and large
enough to spook birds by reflecting light. Hang them on strings and
suspend them from stakes. Some people scare off birds with plastic
owls or snakes placed in the garden.
Another option is to purchase bird netting and tent it over the rows.
Stretch in place just far enough away from the plants that the birds'
bills can't get through the mesh at the blossoms.
Some years the weather decimates the birds natural food source
Easiest/surest method is to lure the birds to feed elsewhere... place
a bird feeder some distance from your beans... add a birdbath too,
sometimes when natural water sources dry up critters will get water by
eating the juiciest most tender parts of vegetation... in early
morning dewy blossoms are a natural water source and legume blossoms
are a favorite. Probably sparrows are not the only birds eating your
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