Every now and again something just magical happens and for me it happened this morning. Was making my way back along the country walk this morning when my eye caught movement a field away. Was a huge hare making it's way back home. It was really too far away for me too get anything like a photo but I zoomed in anyway and clicked....that hare took off like the hounds off hell were after it, they're hearing is truly amazing. Was a rubbish photo as I thought but....and here is where the bit of magic took place. As I made to move off a rustle in the grass to the right off me caught my attention. Imagine my surprise when a tiny head and two beady eyes of a stoat popped up out of the grass. S/he clocked me about the same time as I clocked it and it shot like a rocket across the path in front of me and into the grass on the other side. Didn't even get a chance to lift my camera. So there's me standing disappointed at having missed such a good chance when s/he pops their head up again and just as quick disappeared again. This time I lined up my camera and hoped and prayed sure enough s/he came for another look and click. May not not be the best wildlife photo in the world but it's my favourite and I've got a smile that will stay on my face all day.