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Re: FROGS

Postby nuthatch » Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:50 pm

:laugh:

March of the Frogs :frog:

https://youtu.be/l6iJrduZCNs

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Re: FROGS

Postby j0nh22 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:00 pm

:laugh: :chuckle:
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Re: FROGS

Postby Jacksparrow » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:37 pm

Every year when the spawn has developed well around August time the froglets leave the ponds on the hunt for small prey. I have posted photos of them about the size of a one pence piece and light tan in colour. As the autumn wears on I still find them but nearly twice as big as when the leave the pool. The next time I see them(if at all) the following year they are quite a bit bigger but very much resembling their adult colour and form. While looking in one of the ponds today a froglet appeared not much larger than the new ones I see most years. It is much too early to be this years model so where has this Peter Pan of the frog world been for the last 6 months. :shrug:
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Re: FROGS

Postby Placido » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:15 am

Wonder whether it is in fact 'this year's model' ?? After all, so much is so early so far this year. The cuckoos were an entire month early in beginning their journey northwards - blueys house-hunting in March :eek: - a General Election 3 years earlier than planned - maybe a few early froglets ??
I'd believe anything nowadays :unsure:
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Re: FROGS

Postby Jacksparrow » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:19 pm

There is one possibility I hadn't thus far considered. It is known that late developing Tadpoles sometimes overwinter in that form and continue to adult form when Spring arrives the next year. It is possible my little frog was one of these. :shrug:
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Re: FROGS

Postby Jacksparrow » Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:26 pm

The recent milder weather appears to have awoken some of my frogs. I have seen several splashing around during the last few mornings and it is the kind of activity I see at spawning time. :frog: :frog: :love:
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Re: FROGS

Postby nuthatch » Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:21 pm

:eek: :D
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Re: FROGS

Postby Placido » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:46 pm

:eek: amazing, Jacksparrow. Hope Monday night's frost didn't catch them without their jumpers :D. (See what I did there?)
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Re: FROGS

Postby Jacksparrow » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:02 pm

Placido wrote::eek: amazing, Jacksparrow. Hope Monday night's frost didn't catch them without their jumpers :D. (See what I did there?)

It may well of cooled their ardour as it has been quieter since :love: :cold2: :frog:
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