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    Posted: 20 Jan 2009 at 6:26pm
My first and only newt of the season appeared today (rather a frosty night!)

Male palmate, making a fair attempt at a crest and breeding moult, in my garden pond, Surrey.

They're on their way back!

(I've had reports from the SW for well over a week now).
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Yes, the season has started in my Surrey garden pond too with both palmate and smooth newts seen as soon as the 8cms of ice had melted.
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When the pond is free of ice or it's not chucking it down or blowing a gale I might manage to spot a few in my pond in East Devon!
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Palmate Newts in my pond on Christmas day. Last few weeks spotted many of last years efts now 15-20mm. Tonight 20 odd adults including males busting moves for the females. First 'paired' frogs spotted last night.

Middle of Bristol.

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