Tuesday, 17 March 2009

More frogs than you can shake a stick at!

The safari took Frank the Flabrador (actually he's beginning to lose weight on his diet of turnip - poor lad he's a dog for Pete's sake!) on his morning constitutional to the local park. What a lot of Frogs! The top pond was full of the slippery little fellas. They were a bit mobile ducking under the Duckweed and popping back up again somewhere else - impossible to count but well over a hundred. How many can you find?

Not much else in the park; pick of the bunch was a speeding Sparrowhawk.
Where to next? Tried the sea briefly but only 55 Common Scoters to report, although a chat with a couple of passers#by revealed they have seen one of my favourite critters recently - a Sea Slater (photo opportunity?) - better luck and hopefully more time tomorrow.
In the meantime le us know what amphibians are going bonkers in your outback.


Monika said...

Unbelievable frogs - it looks like they're just swimming in a soup of eggs rather than a pond! I've never seen anything like it!

Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

Yes - they are swimming in a seaa of their own spawn...there's tons of the stuff. The last two summers have been quite wet and it could be that this has suited the local frogs.

Warren Baker said...

You might have the sun.......but ive got a wheatear! :-)

No frogs in my pond though, too many Newts.