Our walk this morning, was as bright and sunny as it was dull and murky yesterday. Over night, the cloud had cleared and the temperature had dropped, so that we needed our thermal hats for the first time this autumn. The blue sky was glorious as we headed for Straw's Bridge.
Aythya ferina) were to be seen diving frequently into the frigid waters of the lake. As is often the case, the male birds are by far the more colourful.