With the long cold Winter releasing its grip, and some rain last weekend, I saw my first active Frog for a while.
A couple of nights ago, it was wonderful to listen to the night time frog chorus, and they have been going at it each night. Twos, threes and even fours together mating. Walking round the garden in the dark, I had to be careful where I walked as they are all over the place at the moment.
It was raining last night so I took the little Panasonic P & S out to capture a couple of record snaps. Using a small torch held in my mouth helped the AF work in the dark
As well as the frogs, the pond is now very much alive with dozens of Smooth Newts as well as they too come out of the dormant period of the winter.
I will hopefully take a bit of time to set up with the 5D, macros and a couple of flashguns to get some much better shots in the near future.
Guess it won't be too long before we have spawn.
BTW - forgot to mention - also another two garden first ticks this week - a pair of Tawny Owls and a very noisy Little Owl - fabulous to hear both species