Sharing your garden with wildlife can be a challenge at the best of times, sharing your kitchen garden with wildlife can sometimes be a nightmare. I've heard many stories from other gardeners and homesteaders of losing all their crops to wildlife, deer, birds, badgers, foxes, rabbits, any critters that can get access to the scrummy goodies growing.
Unfortunately that is life and it is all part of gardening and growing your own food. There are some who take extreme steps to stop wildlife from eating their crops. Using various pesticides, nets, mesh, gates, fences and other items to keep wildlife away. In my little garden and allotment I try to work together with nature and wildlife as much as possible.
We welcome birds in the garden and on the allotment, I have feeders and a hanging water dish for them. I know some don't like the birds to visit where they grow food because they have a habit of eating it and disturbing seedlings. I love birds though and enjoy watching them so I actually encourage them to visit. I avoid using netting as much as possible as I hate the thought of birds getting stuck in it. I do use a tight knit mesh (tiny holes not big enough for a bird to go through) almost like a fleece, over some of my tiny seedlings when I first put them in. I tend to avoid any type of net with larger holes incase birds get stuck. I know that I lose quite a few berries and currants to the birds but I don't mind sharing.