Winter wildlife

where to see wildlife

Winter wildlife

Winter silhouette - David Tipling 2020Vision

Natural winter wonders

Some say winter is lifeless. It’s anything but. Many birds that fought each other off all spring and summer now gather together in enormous numbers, and starlings fill the skies with the incredible patterns of their murmurations. Arctic visitors make the coasts their winter home, while seal colonies haul themselves onto our beaches to noisily stake out their territory. It’s the toughest time of year, but even at this, the darkest, coldest and least promising time of year, life goes on.

Rocky places

Minera Quarry nature reserve - Simon Mills

Barn owls

Barn owl - Margaret Holland

Birds of prey

Marsh harrier - Donald Sutherland

Salt marshes and estuaries

Estuary at low tide and in evening light_Chris Gomersall 2020Vision