Looking out of the window Sian saw a flash of something. One brief moment of standing still showed it to be a field vole. The vole is apparently a very common creature in Europe. It will most probably become a meal for our local owl, but meanwhile we will enjoy his/her scurrying to and fro at a speed that I'm sure breaks all traffic codes.
I found this wonderful photo on the internet by Andy Sands. He must have glued it to the spot to have taken this!!