Hi, Would you please help me with the meaning of "small birds blew in the wind" in the following text?

"It was cold in the fall in Milan and the dark came very early. Then the electric lights came on, and it was pleasant along the streets looking in the windows. There was much game hanging outside the shops, and the snow powdered in the fur of the foxes... and small birds blew in the wind and the wind turned their feathers."

According to my dictionary, "to blow in" means to arrive in a place. Does the sentence mean that birds arrive or come into the stream of wind? Or do they actually blow in the wind?

Thanks for your help and time.
I think I see the problem.

If we say "The man blew in the coffee," the man is the actor.
If we say "The bird blew in the wind," the wind is the actor.
If we say "The leaf blew in the wind," we mean, the leaf is blown by the wind. The leaf blew around in the wind.
It's a bit difficult to explain. The leaves are blowing in the wind.

Let's assume the birds are dead. They're part of the "game" hanging outside the shops -- like wind chimes.
("Game" is a collection of wild animals, hunted and killed - or waiting to be hunted and killed.)
The small birds are hanging there, being blown around by the wind.
I'm guessing that "The wind turned their feathers" means "the wind ruffled their feathers."
But I suppose it could mean that the wind turned the birds as they were hanging, by "catching" their feathers.

Yes, "to blow in" is an idiom, meaning "to arrive."
What about when Frank Sinatra sings "The summer wind came blowing in from across the sea"? It has a double meaning. (One of my favorites.)
Let's face it; your piece is a bit poetic!

Good luck!

- A.
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Dear Avangi,

I'm very impressed by your approach to the text. This is one of the greatest replies I've ever read in EF. Thank you so much. Emotion: bow
My pleasure.