I have a strawberry patch and I'm getting red strawberries. EXCEPT for the ones the birds want to take bites out of. I did some reading on the internet on ways to deter these little feathery critters and found a few suggestions.
My grandgirls and I made a scarecrow this weekend.
He's standing in the middle of the strawberry patch.
I used one of those garden oil lamps you can buy at Big Lots for 2.00 and had hubby nail a board across the back to make his arms. I took an old pillow case and stuffed his head with plastic bags. Put a hat on I already had with built- in green hair. Used a flannel shirt.
I also read that birds dislike snakes so I purchased 4 plastic snakes at Cracker Barrel and set them on all corners of the garden.
Hope this really works. Even if it dosen't he looks pretty cute in the OZ yard, along with the tinman.