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Tonight's count 7 males and the first as yet unpaired female spotted. Smile



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Lovely photo

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Just walked past my ponds and a couple of frogs swirled away. Still just the one clump of spawn.
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Thanks chubsta, some seem quite approachable at the moment so was able to get close enough for this picture.

No spawn here yet Suzi, think weather forecast is for dropping temperatures so may delay things for a while.


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We too are forecast for a temperature dip. I guess nature factors in frosts etc. with spawn.
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A bit cooler this evening with light drizzle. Not so many frogs showing, though I did see my first pair of the year:


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Pond had a thin layer of ice this morning and with more cold weather on the way expecting a halt to frog activities for a few days. Not really quite dark here yet this evening, but just braved the cold wind to take a look. Not a single frog showing, they have got more sense than me lol. 

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Out on frog watch tonight. Not many showing early on, but the smooth newts were very active. Then a really big surprise, female GCN, first I've seen in the garden pond in 13 years of living here:


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Brilliant on the GCN news! So where do you think are the nearest places for them Gemma? I'm thinking ponds not general habitat. How far might the nearest population be?
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