On Sunday I felt like getting away from my local patch, so I persuaded mum to drive me down to Farmoor reservoir a couple of miles away.
The sun was shining but the wind, as always at Farmoor, was bitterly cold.
There wasn’t much of interest around, so I just spent the morning taking photos of Coots which were all at the top end, out of the wind.
Coots dive down up to 2 metres to find food such as pondweed, snails and insect larvae. Coots bring their food to the surface before eating it, which can result in them chasing each other around trying to steal food.