Daylight hours are now short and cold, frost are taking their grip on the land.
The colours of autumn have long faded and muted browns, greys and whites are to
the fore as the landscape takes on its winter cloak. It's a testing time for
Scotland's wildlife too as food can be hard to find at this time of year.
Animals and birds that are normally quite shy can become bolder as they visit our
gardens looking for food, presenting a great opportunity to see them in close up.
So, wrap up warm and stride out to embrace the invigorating air!