Wednesday 9th May

First warm dry day for a while, no new natterjack spawn, but the first lay have now hatched. Earlier in the season we moved quite a lot of frog spawn from the natterjack pools to various other pools on the reserve, one being pond 17, the attached photo was taken of the frog tadpoles congregating in large numbers, at the top end of the pond.
We also came across the pair of Mergansers and the female was resting on one of the islands, not bothered to move while the photo was being taken.
The new Barn Owl box was checked and there has been no sign of any interest.