My roses are covered every year with Japanese Beetles and I am puzzled as to why my yard birds never are seen taking any of these for food.  They are right there for the picking but I have never seen a bird on one of the bushes.  I was fortunate this year when the young European Starlings devoured an infestation of European Sawfly larvae on a Mugo pine.  Anyone else have any information or stories about birds and garden pests?
Mona Bearor
South Glens Falls, NY