It was time to wrap up winter-style and set off at a good stride.
A trek about the eastern edge of Woolston reserve with another voluntary warden to check on an area which in some respects resembles our own Little Woolden Moss Nature Reserve, in that it has been disrupted by commercial workings but now, as in our ex-peat extraction site/now LWT Reserve, is undergoing a journey back to the Wild.
Parts of this site still being operational you might think that the wildflowers and birds would wait until the area is a full time Nature Reserve. No chance Nature had already started to heal the land.
A pair of lapwing called to young and soon a couple of well-grown but as yet flightless young ran into cover proving that this site, as on our LWT/LWMNR, is now accepting fully paid-up members of the Wild.
Satisfied we ambled back in the still determined rainfall (in which a mute swan was having a preen) but this mattered not for the Wild, whatever the weather, had once more delivered a smile or two, even on such a sun free day.
Oh and I nearly forgot we just had to pause on our return walk to admire a kingfisher which, unlike ourselves, was trying to shelter - from the wild weather.