I'm sure we are all aware that the cold snap has a devastating impact on our wildlife.
According to Stephen Moss more small birds will survive this cold spell because more people are feeding birds now. Still this will see big falls in a number of species e.g. Goldcrest.
Waterbirds are having a mixed experience. Plump birds like ducks, geese and swans can cope pretty well with ice and snow. But the skinny ones like like herons, bitterns, kingfishers, water rails and snipe are having a hard time.
Moss reports that there are hardly any lapwings remain in East Anglia and little egrets have headed to the coast or across to western France.
Of course history teaches us that the populations of most smaller birds will return to normal within a few years but rare birds like the Dartford Warlber could be devastated.
However it is not just on land that the cold is having an impact at sea. Thousands of dead crabs have been washed up on Kent's beaches.