As we all know, its going to be exceptionally cold this week with northeasterly winds from Siberia making it feel as low as -10 (according to the Met Office). Lots of our little garden birds will perish in this cold, not only due the the low temps but also frozen ground limiting their ability to feed and find water.
Putting out feeders with seeds and fats balls and keeping them topped up really makes a difference between life and death during these times.
A starling has been coming to my window feeder the last two days, feeding frantically and then appearing to fall asleep in it! All the birds are puffed up twice their size to try and keep warm.
Here is a good source of quality bird food - though birds aren’t fussy
(pic of very friendly robin feeding from my hand below)