Spring is here and so are the blackbirds. They are tossing aside leaves and mulch looking for yummies -- and I hope they are finding snails, slugs, and cutworms.
Unfortunately, where I planted a border of yellow and red onions (in alternating colors) in my Front Yard Edible Landscaping, they have taken to yanking out the onion sets by their shriveled tops. Everyday, I find several on the ground next to the hole where they used to sit, fresh white roots exposed to the sun.
It could also be the robins, but I know it was blackbird at least the times when I've found the weeds I'd pulled and left to die in the path tossed back in the middle of the bed. Not once or twice on TOP of a veg seedling.