December wildlife

The main interest remains with birds as winter sets in. Look for mammal footprints after snowfall. Cold wet days are a good time to write up wildlife records.

Birds

Wrens & Dunnocks start to sing again.

A good time to build nestboxes.

Mammals

Listen for Foxes barking.

Bats still seeking hibernation sites, continuing to feed and mate when warm enough, but increasingly time is spent torpid.

Reindeer start to fly late in the month.