Don't think I've had any young'uns yet but did have three all ssquashed into feeding station at once the other night plus some more aggro between the two males but not serious ... a catch-up here over the past week (best viewed full screen with sound)
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Lot to learn
"Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"
At long last I have been seeing some young Hoggies in the garden ... at least three of differing sizes but always on their own & not foraging with Mum as last year ... I notice that the tiniest one of all does not appear to use the feeding station, just roots around at a rate of knots!
Definitely best viewed full screen!
It's a teeny one alright Nige ... have three large adults too who visit every night ... am very lucky!
Still have four frogs in my pond too! Turning into a lovely wildlife habitat!
I was trying to think of a silly collective noun for prickly critters rather than being sizeist but I can understand it was misleading
What about the newt(s) or have they disappeared, now?
Newts just seemed to vanish, maybe they didn't care for close proximity with eight frogs & 4 large goldfish ... it's just a preformed quite small pond ... maybe when we re-jig the orientation & temporarily relocate the current critters we may come across them again, or when the lily pads die back giving a better view into the water ... whichever happens the soonest! Lol
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