keeping birds out of blueberries
Have struggled in past with losing half or more ripe blueberries to birds. Finally bought netting & first day trapped 2 birds & chipmunk in the netting (not just inside but tangled to point of stuck). Removed the netting, and trying stuff to keep birds away. Went to Party City, and bought reflective garland, 12 feet of hard wire & 1 inch or more mylar flower like design ($1.49 ea) and aluminum tray covers for party food-$0.59 ea, and 1 mylar ballon $1.99, and for 10 bucks the birds stay away & wife says garden looks like a party.. It was cheaper than netting..
The balloon flops around with slightest breeze, and garland and pan lids very reflective. Ripe blueberries are not disappearing (so far). (Also have a plastic owl, but they perch on that.. It's early but so far working.