Is it gloomy and grey and a bit chilly where you are? Don't despair! Soon it'll be spring and there's so much to look forward to.
Here's a gorgeous heath fritillary butterfly, a species you can see at our Blean Woods nature reserve in Kent (if you time your visit right). The photo is by Chris Lloyd and you can browse others like it on our RSPB Images photo library. Have fun!
...or maybe a bit of grey will be more your colour this weekend?
This week, our Wildlife Enquiries team have been inundated with queries about these beautiful birds - redwings and fieldfares. So if these birds are now as familiar to you as your usual robin and blackbird, you're not alone.
You see, they might be regular winter visitors, but as they can usually find enough food in the countryside to keep them going they don't really need to bother us humans in their search for juicy bites to eat. However, with the cold weather that's been circulating round the UK recently, these delightful birds have been quite literally flocking into gardens. Making them much more visible to everyone.
So this weekend, keep an eye out for both of these great-looking birds. It might just be your best chance to spot them before they start preparations for their journey back home.
Do let me know if you spot any fieldfares or redwings this weekend. Just leave me a comment below.
'Don't talk with your mouth full.' And it's a lesson this fieldfare might want to take note of if he doesn't want to lose his rather juicy-looking berry!
Fieldfares are winter visitors to the UK and a very common sight in gardens at the moment - whether you're digging yourself out of snow, or had glorious sunshine over the weekend.
You can find all sorts of wonderful winter wildlife and landscape photography on RSPB Images - our very own image library.
... not by knitting them little woolly hats and scarves, but by giving them some food and water.
The weather forecast is looking chilly for the weekend for much of the UK (as I write this it's minus 4 Celsius in sunny Sandy - pretty tough for us soft southerners). So it's even more important than ever to keep your bird feeders topped up and water available.
Even in the depths of winter, birds like to bathe daily. Personally, I can't think of anything much worse than an alfresco bath at the moment, but birds need water not only to drink but also to keep their feathers in good condition. It's difficult to stop water from freezing in these temperatures, but we have a few tips and tricks which might help.
As for food, it depends on which birds are visiting you. When it's cold outside and the days are short - and there's less time to feed - fat is the name of the game. There are a few things to be careful of, but don't worry - we've got everything you need to know about what to feed the birds. Things like apples and oats are also good sources of energy which birds need to keep warm.
Once you've done your duty and retreated back indoors, feel the warm glow of satisfaction as hungry birds descend. Cold weather often brings unusual visitors to gardens, so please let us know what turns up!