What time of year do the events in "The Birds" occur?

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Yes, the short story "The Birds" takes place after World War II. The year is not certain, but it's probably within a year or two after the war. We know this because the story begins by describing the character Nat Hocken who works part-time at the farm because of a "wartime disability." So he probably returned from World War II not too long ago.

We do know the season, however, because the story begins on 3rd December.

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