As we arrived back from a mid-day walk I spotted a dark shape at the side of the front garden path. A Common Toad, not often seen in daylight as they are normally active at night. Not only was it out in daylight but stayed where it was even when I got the Nikon really close:
I think that is only the second time I have seen a toad around the garden. Not only that but a short while later when I walked along the same path the toad had moved on but nearby was a Common Frog:
Once again this amphibian remained in place while I got some close shots.