The birds are, in general, very useful auxiliaries to the vegetable garden, especially the passerine birds. They will feed, as well as their small chicks of many insects and larvae, which will help to clean your garden. However, other birds such as pigeons, crows or seagulls can do big damage.
Damage caused by some birds:
Large birds such as pigeons will attack newly sown seeds, which are germinating, but also young shoots and well-developed leafy vegetables such as salads, cabbages or peas for example. .
As for the fruit trees, it’s the blackbirds that will be able to disappear, as if by magic, in a few hours, all the cherries of your cherry tree, without forgetting also currants, blackcurrants, strawberries and raspberries. What they like is the freshness of the water that contain all these fruits especially if it is a little dry.
To make the harmful birds flee:
Preventative bird control techniques exist to scare them from your garden when the fruit season has arrived.
Sprinkling your vegetable boards with thin hazel or bamboo stakes will prevent birds of this size from landing among your plantings.
You can also create hedges with berry shrubs so that the birds are attracted to them rather than to your fruits. Or, give them water saucers to hydrate themselves but this may develop mosquitoes.