My garden birds are breeding in the dead of winter.
21 June was the shortest day of the year in the Cape. It is the middle of winter. The weather is mostly cold and rainy. We had a lot of snow in nearby areas so it is quite cold with sunny spells in between. Gentle but welcome winter sun. The chirping of the birds is as loud as in spring. Are they breeding because there is a shortage of trees in the spring? Is this another of nature's ways to ensure the continuation of a species? Or perhaps they know something that we do not yet understand.
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