How to Get Rid of Birds Naturally?

Birds seem to be repelled by bright shiny things. I have found in our garden that the use of recycled cd’s have kept the big birds away. We always have fun dressing up a scarecrow in bright fantastic colors that we obtain from a local thrift store too. The bright colors seem to keep them away. After the sun bleaches the fabric out is when we see the birds start to come back around more.