At this time of year it's important to feed the birds. The low temperature has affected them too. I've been making seed feeders using pine cones and hanging them in the garden. I've spotted birds that wouldn't usually venture in to gardens unless very cold or hungry!
Open pine cones
Leftover fat (cooled down, but warm) or shop bought dripping
Ribbon or string
Blunt butter knife or spoon
And someone who doesn't mind getting all sticky!
Using an open cone like this means you can cram it full of mixture!
Place ribbon or wool around the cone and tie to secure. If you want to be really fancy you can screw a net curtail eye to bottom of cone.
Put the warm fat in the bowl and mix in the seed with your spoon.
Stuff it in to the pine cone and leave to dry for fifteen minutes.
Now hang up in the garden and watch for those birdies!