Toad Spawn

Sunday, April 3rd 2011

The frog spawn has already hatched and the tiny tadpoles are swimming in the ponds, but the toads are just beginning to spawn.  As this photograph shows the toad spawn is laid in long strings of jelly, wrapped around the vegetation.

Toad spawn

The bird ringers day was curtailed just after lunch due to the heavy April showers.  However 66  Lesser Redpolls were ringed along with early returning summer migrants. 

 


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