With weather ‘colder than the arctic’, our feathered friends have been foraging on feeders in gardens across the UK. What’s more appropriate for this week’s photo than the garden rarity of a fieldfare duo. These speckled chaps usually prefer the open countryside with hedgerow and woodland borders but, due to such harsh winter weather, have been found wanting so are heading for the feeders, or in this case a fruitful skimmia.

Getting their fill of skimmia berries (photo courtesy of Nature's Home reader Peter Malt)

As the freezing weather is due to continue over the weekend this bears a reminder to top up your feeders and since it’s rather difficult for birds to drink from a frozen water bath try putting some fruit and berries out instead. There’s more information how you can help wildlife in this cold spell here.

Thanks for reading and wrap up warm this weekend!