Natterjack Toads

This year the season has got off to a very good start, at the moment calling can start just after 20.00, when it is still light. This time last year there were none calling. The first tadpoles have emerged from the first strings of spawn and there is plenty of water still in the pool.

When checking one of the pools for frog tadpoles, spotted about two weeks ago, we scooped up a Male Palmate Newt, the Tail Filament separate it from the Smooth Newt, see photos.

We also came across a family of Mallards on the long pond.

Bob and Bri