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Saturday, 14 March 2015

Frog orgy



I arrived back from Wales a few days ago, to find my little garden pond alive with a writhing, croaking mass of bodies.





Yes, it's spawning time again. Must be spring.







I'm not sure where they've all suddenly come from, but there's a lot!





This fly seemed to be pushing his luck though.











and a bit of video to end on
















Enjoy your weekend

these are.





27 comments:

  1. Whoa! Lots of tadpoles are in your future..awesome photos!

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  2. goodness! you're gonna have a lot more next time! :)

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  3. ...and it looks like a good time is being had by all?...[;o)

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  4. Lots of frogs and I like to look at them. Great photos and video. Regards.

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  5. Sprawning time again, beautiful images Keith.

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  6. here in Germany all roads are fenced or blocked so that the toads during the hike and frog frogs safely cross the street
    greet Frank

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  7. That's an amazing number of frogs! Lots of slipping, sliding, and slithering going on.

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  8. Now I know why there aren't any in my pond at the moment, they've all gone darn souf.

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  9. The fly knew that they had other things on their mind Keith.{:))

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  10. I thought i had a lot of Frogs in my pond, but you have got a frog brothel on the go there!

    great video

    peter

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  11. OMG... that is a slimy mess. I had a good laugh though!!

    Grace

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  12. What a grand sight. No sign of frogs here yet and I'd be amazed to see this many.

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  13. Thanks Sondra. I think I need to re-locate most of these lol

    Theresa, it amazes me where they all suddenly come from. I hardly ever see a frog here the rest of the year. :-)

    Certainly a great party Trevor. Reminds me of the '60's. :-)

    Thanks Giga, and thanks for stopping by.

    Thanks Bob. Spring has arrived. :-)

    Frank, that's a great idea. A shame this country isn't so considerate with our wildlife.

    I think it's the most I've seen here so far Wilma.

    John, I think you could be right. :-)

    I reckon you're right Roy. He didn't stay there long though. ;-)

    Cheers Peter. They're fascinating to watch. Usually when I see the odd one or two in the pond they quickly disappear, but these are too busy to bother at the moment.

    Certainly is a lot of movement going on there Grace. lol

    This lot spawn about the same time every year Adrian. While I was in Wales, a pond in one of the fields had spawn a couple of weeks earlier ......... and a couple of Herons.

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  14. I saw something similar a couple of years ago these frogs started popping up all over the place croaking like crazy they seemed to be annoyed by me gawping at their frog spawn.

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  15. Fascinating little creatures aren't they Debs.
    Mine are still noisy and boisterous after about a week.

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  16. Flippin eck! I was pleased with just two pairs. Your garden must be great for them - time for a second pond..? ;-)

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  17. I'd love a second pond Peter, or enlarge this one, but I'm a bit short on ground space in this small garden. The 3 bird feeding stations do take up a fair bit of room.
    Maybe time for a redesign?

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  18. I'm still amazed at the sheer number of frogs it does make me chuckle. Does it attract foxes or magpies?

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  19. No foxes Doug, and the odd Magpie or two that occasionally visit, don't seem interested. I did see a Hedgehog last summer with one, but I've not seen him for some time now.

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  20. one hell of an orgy.... great stuff Keith!

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  21. Cheers Gary. They make quite a noise too lol

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  22. That's quite an impressive collection you have there Keith. No activity in our new pond as of yet but I have my fingers crossed.

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  23. Thanks Adam. I'm sure they'll turn up. It's amazing where they all seem to come from, especially as I rarely see them any other time in the garden.

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  24. I'm always surprised that more females do not die, laden down as they can be by several competing males, holding on like iron.

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  25. It certainly looks a bit dodgy at times doesn't it.

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  26. here in cardiff,Wales, we have a frog chorus in our small garden pond and its only the 19th february!

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  27. That's early. I'm awaiting the arrival of my first. Could be any day.

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