Sunday 15 March 2015

Bufo bufo.

My thanks to Nigel for letting me know that there were Toads mating in a Lewes dew-pond. As the weather was not too good yesterday I decided to have a walk over there to see if they were still at it!! In very dull conditions and with a cold wind blowing I was pleased to find 5 pairs of Toad mating. There was lots of spawn, both Toad and Frog, and after laying along the pond and getting a little wet, I managed a couple of shots that just about made the trip worthwhile. Amongst all the spawn one Frog did come to the surface briefly.
A pair of Peregrines were also seen flying together and showing the size difference between the male and female.

Common Toad (Bufo bufo) amongst the Frog spawn.

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