Amphibians & Reptiles 2020 HERE
Probably a little too early in the year to start this years thread and although I don't have any photos to show you due to these creatures still being in hibernation mode I was talking to the parkland manager and he was telling me that work to repair a Grade II listed wall by our water garden apartments was suspended when Great Crested Newts were spotted there and as a protected species they will wait until they emerge from hibernation and move to the water before the wall restoration will commence again. I was thrilled to hear we had such a rare and large species of newt right on our doorstep ! I've never seen one (to my knowledge) so will have to keep a keen eye out from March - October.
"Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"
Thank you for setting up the 2021 thread, and bookmarked for when things get going here.
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Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France
Methinks I need that underwater camera and night-vision binoculars; the GCN's are hibernating in a wall which is inaccessible on water-side and adjoining private apt. on lower ground level owned by premiership footballer - so security will be extra vigilant LOL Only chance is to see them from t'other side of the water unless I can get closer when they reconstruct the grade II wall in springtime and on the construction side of the works ;) I may never seen one even though they are only metres away from where I live !
Sooooo, Frogs here obviously heard it was Valentine's Day albeit a little late to the party!
Canoodling pair in these dodgy pics taken through kitchen window, went outside for better clarity but they nicked off!
She looks full of eggs!
2013 photos & vids here
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