Wild birds in snowy weather
I'm sitting at my laptop at the window facing the garden watching the first snowflakes start to come down. We're due a heavy snowfall tonight in Buckinghamshire. There's a blackbird sitting on the garage roof wagging his head around. I wonder if he knows what is coming and is out searching for his supper.I know that cold weather is not a big problem for birds as they have insulating feathers to fluff out, it's the finding of food when snow comes down that is the problem as berries and seeds become hidden. In England we have a culture of looking after the birds that visit our gardens, but what about in Italy? Do Italians put out feeding stations in their gardens and on their balconies to provide high energy food as lifesavers?