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Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Signs of spring ?

I have two small ponds in the garden and I noticed, after all the cold weather, the frogs were 'on the move' on Monday, meaning no doubt there will be considerable action in the coming weeks.

Attached are a couple of images from 2009 when you could have virtually walked across the water on the backs of the frogs, so numerous were they. And the great thing about, even small ponds, is the wildlife they bring to a garden, I am fortunate in having newts, and all sorts of creepy crawlies...

the noise at night can be considerable

Unfortunately the local domestic cats take great interest in the frogs as they go about their breeding and take some pleasure in playing with the frogs, which includes biting their heads off! 

The cold weather of earlier years has also took its toll when I fished out over 35 dead frogs floating in the water despite its depth. I will be interested to see how many frogs turn up this year.

A female bullfinch made a visit to the garden again on Monday, which was nice to see; again in 2009 a pair spent most of the year with me. Fingers crossed.

1 comment:

Martin Jump said...

Things are starting to move Geoff,not long now and there won't be enough hours in the day,see you soon M