With winter upon us a lot of animals are looking for shelter, so you might have a wild stowaway hiding in your garage, in your shed, under a parked car or making the most of a nest box.

Any of these places can serve as a cosy home for a host of creatures trying to survive the long cold winter nights. So why not go out and have a look for an animal overwintering near you, and let us know what you find.

Drop any comments and links below please, you can share your pictures on the Winterwatch Flickr group and we’ll feature the best of them on Winterwatch 14th-17th January.

We'd guess that a few of you may have this kind of thing.

The squirrels are back again, by Kay Musk

But hopefully you'll be lucky enough to get a shot like this too.

Barn Owl by Col-page

Please do be careful not to disturb any animals in your search.

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  • Comment number 5. Posted by AdamLCanning

    on 8 Jan 2013 09:03

    Hello there.
    This isn't recent, but nonetheless some pretty good footage, inside a Squirrel's Drey - this Squirrel wintered in my neighbours' garage roof etc! -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z34rU5wI69g

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  • Comment number 4. Posted by Paul Deane

    on 29 Dec 2012 20:33

    Thanks for the replies and hedgehog tips. Good to see the message about not feeding hedgehogs milk.

  • Comment number 3. Posted by kariba-rose

    on 29 Dec 2012 16:03

    I switched on my nest cam the other day and saw a blue tit roosting in the box, We have had a female bluetit roosting for the past two winters and wondered if it was the same bird or an offspring but last spring the mother disappeared and all the babies died so it must be from a different family (or the male). It will be interesting to see if it too builds a nest in the box - for the past two years the same bird roosted all winter and each night whilst it built its nest and contineued to roost there every night till the night before the babies fledged/or as last year, till it disappeared.

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  • Comment number 2. Posted by crispin church

    on 29 Dec 2012 14:58

    dont waste your money any cat biscuit thats meat is very good for them and water no milk or bread
    meal worms and the larger worms you get for bearded dragons they love

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  • Comment number 1. Posted by Ron Clarke

    on 29 Dec 2012 11:56

    We have 2 Hedgehogs under a bush near an East facing wall, we have put some bubble-wrap over the leaf pile to keep it dry. We feed them when the temperature drops with specially bought hedgehog food.

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