If you are a new food gardener, a very experienced one or in between, it is quite likely that large birds have taken more than their fair share of produce from your garden. Its a very common complaint of food gardeners in my experience, particularly in locations with big native bird populations. I have just published an article to my blog titled Protecting your vegetable garden from large birds
and talks about methods to minimise the impact of these large birds. These methods cost virtually nothing and do not involve turning your beautiful organic garden into a fortress or condone harm to the birds.
Peter Kearney - www.cityfoodgrowers.com