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Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:34 am
Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:17 pm
Some of the class of 2018
Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:18 pm
Oh, aren't they lovely
Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:14 pm
I still have quite few tadpoles with not much sign of maturing. I think the ones in the nature pond have grown and emerged as froglets while the ones in the former fish pond have only partially matured.
Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:04 pm
I had a small clearout of the pond that had the tadpoles yesterday. There are still some in there not showing much sign of maturing though the numbers have decreased since my last report.
Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:30 pm
I think it is fair to say that the early life of a tadpole is fraught with danger most of which is the other water creatures they share their environment with. due to the amount of rain we've had recently water levels in my ponds have risen giving access to areas previously inaccessible for my curios tadders. The other benefit for them is that the water in the shallows is warmer than the main pond. So far, so good, but my ever vigilant Blackbirds have noticed the water trembling due to the presence of the tadders and decided an easy meal is to be had.
I have seen Blackbirds eating tadpoles before but they usually wait until they are a bit bigger.
Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:23 pm
Wait till the blackies are feeding young Jacksparrow.
Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:51 am
Sounds like ethnic cleansing is on its way
. The feeding of young is paramount.
Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:16 pm
It looks like my tadpoles are thriving
. The warm sun made them very active today a fact which Mr Blackbird also noticed.
Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:59 am
Sun + taddies = fledgies
Isn't Nature wonderful