It apple season in our garden and unfortunately the birds are getting to the applies faster then us. Below is a sample of the damage.
My father ( a bit of a bird watcher) has been known to comment that he wouldn't mind sharing the apples if the birds actually finished an apple instead of leaving half of them uneaten!
Sadly we have no tree climbers living in the house at the moment so apple harvesting has not been as smooth a process. This year we low-tech-ing it.
Allow me to demonstrate:
Brother on a ladder using a long stick to shake the branches .....
...plus sister and father below holding a sheet to catch falling apples ....
.....equal limited success. Far too many apples miss the sheet and land up bruised and smashed
Still to have a couple of these tasty beauties ... it's worth it!