The cold weather may well be the best thing possible for a special survey being carried out this weekend. Snow on the ground is likely to drive birds into people's gardens looking for food.
Which will be great for the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch which is taking place on Saturday and Sunday, as Jacquie Bird reports.
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