Saturday, August 16, 2008

Frog's back

Common Frog
Common Frog

I think this frog had a narrow escape this morning. I was mowing the lawn not far from the pond (though I'm leaving the grass around the edge) when I suddenly spotted a frog in the shallow water. It's a good job it wasn't a newt...

A female Southern Hawker came to lay eggs in the pond this afternoon, and a Ruddy Darter sat on a piece of wood nearby. I think the male Great Crested Newt may have left, but the female is still around and so is the Smooth Newt eft which was a stowaway in the pond plants that Duncan donated last week.

photos taken with Canon Powershot A640