I think this was the little bird who hesitated in the bare hedgerow to watch me watching him/her, as I stopped on the group walk. What a surprise because I've never seen one of these before. It had an almost white body with greyish brown wing feathers and a little feathery black cap which seemed to blow in the breeze, and a strong looking beak. But was it a Marsh tit or a Willow tit. I am not sure. I must learn to look more closely at colour of legs and beak!
I exercised a Common Toad rescue service as Toad was swimming in the water stop cock chamber. The water level (8 inches deep) is that of the water table. I don't know how long he (possible a she) had been there because I know the lid has been off the hole for some time! It's not somewhere one looks at everyday!! I rescued him or her because I like holding toads / frogs and it couldn't get out of the water chamber by itself, so I took it to a stone near a log pile where he rested for a while. When I returned about an hour later he was not there, so had obviously gained enough strength and breath to go to a safer place. He/she was a beautiful golden brown with such lovely bronzed eyes.