Starlings put on a breath-taking spectacle during the winter months - their famous murmurations are a sight not to be missed! They gather in huge groups and swoop and dive over their roost site before settling down for the night.
Foxes are nocturnal, but in winter, they can frequently be seen during the day, when their courtship takes place. Don't be surprised or even afraid when you hear a spine-chilling scream: It's the female fox's - also called vixen - love call.
Best spotted in a snowy landscape when they stand out with their fiery red fur, foxes are incredibly adaptable and can be found in a huge variety of habitats.
Winter is the best time of year to watch ducks, geese and swans for two very good reasons: the highest numbers of birds are present in winter months and drakes are in their brightest and best plumage of the year.
Winter evergreens provide a welcome touch of colour in mid-winter. The red holly berries that only grow on a female tree have traditionally been used in Christmas decorations. Historically seen as a symbol of fertility, mistletoes are nowadays a welcome reason to steal a cheeky peck. Ivy is a great plant for wildlife, as it provides shelter and food for many birds and insects throughout the year.