What I’ve started to do is use a scarecrow to keep the birds away from the seedlings and sprouts in my containers. No clue why birds are scared of scarecrows, but it works. My guess is that they think it’s a person.
All you have to do is put the scarecrow by the containers. Make sure that you move him or every day or frequently. This will trick the birds into thinking that it’s alive and moving, so they won’t go after your stuff.
What are some other ways to scare birds away from your garden?