Activity of spawning continues in the pond as I type this on Tuesday night, but it has tailed off now. There are still about ten pairs at it, and there are now over thirty clumps of spawn. I guess it really will be a bumper year.
Checking out the pond last night with the torch, the Smooth Newts are very active now, and I will be checking out for their eggs very soon, now I know where and how to look for them, having done an Amphibian Surveying Course last weekend with the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Here are a quick couple of images that I took with the new 5Dmk2 and Canon 180 f3.5L - a really stunning combination of quality and sharpness. I am really looking forward to this years 'close up' season.
You can see the fruits of his labours just in front of him just under the water surface
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