Saturday, March 20, 2010

Frog Frenzy

We had our best day ever for frog action in our pond this morning. Once we had seen off the Mallards which have taken a fancy again to our garden, the frogs came out to play. We had a bare minimum of 20 pairs in amplexus and loads of single males challenging for a ride.
Ed and I also watched frogs actually in the act of laying spawn (the first time I've ever seen this, as far as I remember).
The sound was also superb and never have I heard so many frogs in chorus in the UK.
In addition, there were dozens of Smooth Newts in the pond (mostly males seen, as they come up for a gulp of air).

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