I still do have frogs Nige ... had five til one got damaged & died a couple of days ago, thought to take a couple of pics this evening ...
My biggest one ...
Closer view of that fabulous eye
Other three are still quite substantial size ...
Wondering if this one has a leech attached under the eye, can't quite make it out?
The netting is 2" square plastic temporarily in place to stop the large numbers of baby Starlings from drowning themselves ... they perch on it & drink from the pond & where it sinks a bit in the middle they take a bath!
2013 photos & vids here
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They do go out foraging Nige, have seen them out in the greenery but they always return to pond ... except for the one who didn't quite make it!!
Even more amazing is that I may get some late spawn via neighbour's Auntie who already has some from a friend who has some more!!!
Seven Frogs was latest count couple of days ago but see them out of pond more often
This biggie sat on edge
Quite a small one in overflow puddle
Frog had to backtrack as didn't fit (have removed this mesh now)
Two Newts now ... but very difficult to get good pics
Been raining here for hours, just been out to feed Hoggies & saw multiple frogs & two newts again one of which climbed out of pond & went walkabout in garden (no cam!) Dashed in to get it to capture archetypal frog on lilypad
Couple of frogs with other newt
Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France
"Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"
In reply to HAZY:
We've seen a few of these recently, must be a good year for them, we call them Big Green Lizards, for obvious reasons
I only had the macro lens, one snap & it was gone!
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