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Early sightings

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Category: Herpetofauna Native to the UK
Forum Name: Palmate Newt
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Topic: Early sightings
Posted By: Vicar
Subject: Early sightings
Date 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).

Steve Langham - Chairman">
Surrey Amphibian & Reptile Group

Posted By: Waterfrog
Date Posted: 21 Jan 2009 at 5:44am
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.


Posted By: Suzi
Date Posted: 21 Jan 2009 at 2:11pm
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!


Posted By: Scooter
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2009 at 5:45pm

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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