They're at their most active during the cold months
Winter might be a season synonymous with nature bedding down and hibernating until spring. But, for some British wildlife, the cooler, darker months are actually when they're at their most active.
That means you're more likely to catch a glimpse of elusive animals like short-eared owls hunting, or witness a real winter spectacle as mountain hares shed their coats, starlings murmurate, and red squirrels venture out in search of food.
Here, 8 native winter animals to look out for this winter...