Posted: 19/05/2012 at 16:45
Why dont you create something for the birds to take their attention away from your beans? Take some twine and wrap it about ten times round two sticks in the ground about 7 or 8 inches apart (just for ease of winding). Get a flower pot with a large drainage hole in the bottom, take the twine you just wrapped and push one end of the batch of twine through the hole. With the flowerpot held upside down, thread some more twine through the fold in the twine to create a hanging loop then tie a knot around the twine ensuring the knot secures the twine and it cannot fall through the flower pot hole.
The other end of the twine should hang down below the level of the flowerpot. Cut the bottom of the loop so you now have only separate strings of twine hanging down. Ruffle them up and loosen up the twine threads and this should make the birds want to use this for their nests. Like us, they will go for the easy option if there is one
You could also make it more attractive for them if you have a cat or dog that you groom - put the dander up in amongst the twine so it doesn't fly away easily and they will be most grateful