This was not to be. Some danged little twerp decided to dive in before an invitation was extended...before eating the grubs and caterpillars. How rude.
How do you "shoo" away birds from your garden? Oh, don't think I'm defenseless. I have Cagney and Lacey on my staff.
Just this morning I was presented with a lovely, dead sparrow (picture not included). I don't know if this bird committed the offense; but my team asks questions later. Maybe.