AS NIGHTS become colder, birds and other wildlife can be seen preparing for winter.
Wildlife charity the RSPB says most of our summer visitors, such as the warblers and swallows, have left to begin their migration south.
Yet their place will soon be taken by winter thrushes from the north that come to eat the berries left in our hedgerows.
Members of the tit family, like the coal tit, start to flock together and other species become quieter and no longer fight over territories and need warm roosts in the evening.
The RSPB is calling on the residents of Hampshire to consider the wildlife that may come to rely on our gardens for food and shelter.