Last year I photographed goosanders fishing for lampreys on the River Nith right in the centre of Dumfries. With the big freeze this year they were finding it harder to catch anything but for me it was an opportunity to photograph them in a different setting.
Here is a male having just surfaced
and another of it standing amongst the ice.
These two shots show a female just taking off from some turbulent water.
The local gulls were also looking rather fine against the snowy backdrop. This is an immature black-headed gull
and here is an adult and an immature out on the frozen river.
Finally an unusual sight - a coot having to walk across the ice.