Yesterday saw Malcolm and I doing a bit of shopping and taking our good friend Winnie out to do some shopping too. After which, Malcolm had an appointment with the nurse for his asthma review. So no walk in the country yesterday. We made up for it today however and had a nice walk around the lakes of Straw's Bridge and back through Peewit Carr nature reserve. Despite the temperature reaching nearly 6 degrees, the wind was very strong and kept us both shivering as it searched through our clothing for any way in it could find. And it did find a few too!
The wind also made for some choppy conditions on the lakes too. The Coots didn't seem to mind as they squabbled among themselves and engaged in all sorts of fighting and kicking. There was a calmer presence on the water too, in the shape of a Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) resplendent in it's winter plumage.