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We love spring on the farm. The short days and long nights are replaced with longer daylight AND the sounds of birds chirping in the pastures. This is the time of year we place our fleece feeders out for busy birds to collect scrap bits of alpaca fleece (that can’t be used to make yarn or felt). Spring is the typical mating season for most bird species. At that time food sources are increasing, melting snows and spring rains provide plenty of water and there will be a long, temperate season for birds to mature before winter arrives.
The nesting season may be a few weeks long for each species as they claim a territory, attract a mate and raise one or more broods of chicks. The actual mating period for birds, however, may last only a week or two as individuals are receptive to the act of copulation, and the mating