During the last few weeks, basically after we left the coldest part of the year, for the first time ever some inbred bird decided that its daily breakfast has to be found digging deep inside my plants vases.
I have no clue what it’s looking for, but nearly every morning I walk to my balcony and find a massive hole in one of my vases, with plants roots being visibly exposed and/or damaged. Sometimes I find small plants plucked out from the soil or cut in half.
Birds that are common around here are:
a) Swallows: they’ve just come back for nesting but they aren’t known for digging food, they hover on rice fields and catch flying trash
b) Sparrows: they’re often on my balcony, chilling, pooping and finding shelter from the rain, I’ve never seen them digging, and if a sparrow is digging it’s basically digging deep and wide enough to fit its whole body
c) Mina: plenty of them around here though I’ve never seen one landing on my balcony or fooling around with my plants
Any suggestion on how to protect my plants? So far I’ve lost several small basil plants, a lajiao that had just started to grow and a plant that I had no idea what it was. I’d prefer a deterring solution, but if unbridled violence is the only solution so be it.