When I look out the window on a frosty winter morning, I often see hungry birds waiting for the food dispenser to be refilled. It is an absolute miracle for me that the small garden birds, like tits and sparrows, manage to survive the cold temperatures in winter. A good grain feed with plenty of fat is here certainly of great use. Even blackbirds, which usually prefer to pick berries in autumn, now like to eat oat flakes and dry bread leftovers.

Please, dear readers, think of the birds and set up a feeding place. At least in winter.