Where to see winter wildlife

Where to see wildlife in the winter

© Mark Hamblin/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.

Starling murmurations

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© Danny Green/2020VISION

Barn owls

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David Tipling

Otters

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© Margaret Holland

Seal pups

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© Eleanor Stone

Wagtails

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©Margaret Holland

Birds of prey

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©Bertie Gregory/2020VISION

Brent geese

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© Terry Whittaker/2020VISION

Rocky places

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©Mike Keene

Arctic waders

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©David Tipling/2020VISION

Cranes

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© Neil Aldridge

Mistletoe

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©Zsuzsanna Bird

Year round wildlife

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Meathop Moss nature reserve, Cumbria Wildlife Trust