We installed bird netting on our Marquette vines yesterday, and got a good start on the Frontenac vineyard. The birds tend to notice the "red" grapes first, and when they start to sweeten, swoop and and do their damage. Not so bad to put out, but not so fun to take off after the vines have grown out of the netting and tendrils hook on... But a necessary practice if you want to harvest.
Ashlee: owner/operator and manager of our 7 acre vineyard.