A walk through Brook Wood at the weekend turned up a new species for our checklist. On the footpath in Brook Wood was a dark little creature with a very short tail - a Short-tailed Vole (or Field Vole). I would have frightened it away but my wife, walking more slowly and looking, stopped before it sensed her, so we watched it for several seconds, pottering about in the wood which belongs to it - not to us!
Oh, and by the way, Coronation Meadow has changed its name again! It's now Townfields Meadow - George.