birds eating leaves?
I dont think they are eating them but they are ripping off all the leaves. I have never heard of birds eating leaves & I wouldn't have believed it but I caught them in the act.
I first noticed the damage on newly planted 3 day old tomatoes, just ripped to shreds. Looked for bugs never found any at all times of dusk/night/dawn. The next afternoon there was little to no leafs left, thats when I saw them sitting on the cage ripping off the leaves.
That was 2 weeks ago, since then I covered them with netting & they are trying to put out new leaves. I uncovered 1 plant yesterday for 2 hours & now its just a stick.
These birds have been here for years, why are they bothering my tomatoes now? What are these birds?