I've got an owl decoy sitting on a T'pole at one end of my 'mater patch, and the mockingbirds still feasted on the tomato's..until the BH cut a black garbage bag into strips and hung the strips off the tomato cages. Just have to unwrap the strips everyday or so from the plants and cages but we have not lost a tomato since she hung the strips up.
"These are the times that try men's soul's"...Thomas Paine
"Those who fail to learn from History are doomed to repeat it" ....Santayana
"There's a sucker born every minute" P.T. Barnum, on why he always had customers to see the sideshow features.