I grow a lot of peppers and the birds know it.
I have doves and cardinals pecking the seeds out of the starting trays and the bulbuls, and mejiros picking and swallowing the peppers whole. They especially love the Hawaiian (Tabasco) peppers.
Anybody else have this problem and how do you get around it.
I did try bird netting on the tomatoes. Kept the birds out, but then the slugs ate the tomatoes instead.
I tried netting the peppers, but the birds went under the netting to get to the peppers and then I had problems when the peppers and tomatoes grew through the netting. Not to mention, how hard it made it for me to get to the fruit.