It's still freezing cold in this part of the world and we've got continued frost and snow. I've been feeding the birds throughout this extremely cold spell, as a matter of fact I feed the birds throughout the year. I love their lovely twitter in the garden. But today when I saw a pigeon lying on top of an underground heat vent - desperately trying to keep warm - I just wanted to remind everyone to spare them a thought and to leave out a fat ball - it's the fat that they rely on to keep warm, but they also need the actual food, which is very difficult for them to find when the ground is covered by snow.
Also, I just came across a 10 day old article which estimated that a whopping 75-90% of small birds will die from hunger if the cold continues for more than 14 days. Well, that's 10 days ago, and right now the weather forecast shows nothing but snow and frost for the next 6 days... and probably beyond. So please, do remember the wild birds in this freezing cold.
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