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Liz Heard View Drop Down
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Liz Heard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Feb 2020 at 12:46am
Went out half an hour ago and despite the winds, could still hear all the croaking and splashing going on in the top pond from metres away. Love that sound!
Didn't check for spawn as i couldn't bring myself to disturb them.
Hid behind nearby vegetation and made a recording instead.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Suzy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Feb 2021 at 11:57am
Frogs have been gathering in one of my ponds for a few days (East Devon). Plenty of croaking and thrashing about. I counted 18 this morning, but there might have been more. I am expecting spawn any day, which I note is over a fortnight later than last year. Probably that cold snap pushed things back.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lalchitri Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Feb 2021 at 12:34pm
Anytime soon...
Notice the smooth newt in the top left which I only noticed when posting this pic.




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kevinb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Feb 2021 at 11:14am
I was out for a walk a few days ago and found a spring on the edge of a mountain track, it formed a pool maybe 18 inches deep and 2 ft across with lots of plant growth. The overflow came onto the stone track and formed two puddles just inches deep, the puddles contained maybe 30 clumps of spawn and the pool held nothing.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Suzy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Mar 2021 at 12:17pm
I've got at least ten clumps of spawn in one of my ponds now (the only one they spawn in). I counted 22 frogs one day. I've never known so many days of croaking in the pond before and I'm tempted to think there were a succession of frogs rather than just one lot. 
With regard to Kevin's observations, why do frogs spawn in so many unviable positions? 
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