I just noticed a blue tit nibbling at my second year blackcurrant bushes. Just tiny leaves so far. So I examined what it was feeding on and where the leaves join the stem there are what I assume are either leaves to come or the beginnings of blackcurrants.
I was surprised to see this blue tit take an interest, but now I'm wondering, should I be netting the bushes against birds this early? I'd assumed I'd do that when there were fruit.
I am a total beginner with blackcurrants so would appreciate some guidance.