Having complained about my running taking me to places with no camera, I found myself with a couple of free hours this afternoon and decided to brave the bitterly cold wind to take my camera back where I'd been yesterday morning.
I got a nice picture of the light and the dual-carriageway trails:
But the big surprise was to see the same huge bird I'd attempted to photograph with my phone yesterday. In the same place - diving and reappearing near the shore. I got some better pictures:
and with the help of my parents on a Facetime call earlier, identified it as a common loon - its winter plumage threw us off briefly - but it is quite unmistakable once you've seen it.
And as a bonus, I captured a nicer picture of a previously-punned common eider.