Page 18 of 19

Re: TADPOLES

Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:48 pm
by Jacksparrow
Placido wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:58 am
I haven't told anyone - 'onest ..... :rolleyes:
:yes: I knew I could rely on you :nod:

Re: TADPOLES

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:25 pm
by Jacksparrow
The first froglet was spotted today. Oddly it was in the newly relined pond rather than the well established. My theory is that it left the well established to seek it's fortune and fell into the other :frog: :doh:

Re: TADPOLES

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:27 am
by Placido
That makes so much sense :nod:.
Congratz on the froglet anyway.

Re: TADPOLES

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:23 pm
by Jacksparrow
Four legs but still has a tail getting used to being out of water.
50079884738_56ba72e46f_k.jpg

Re: TADPOLES

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:55 am
by Placido
Aaaahhh, like that. Looks like a mudskipper :D

Re: TADPOLES

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:19 pm
by Jacksparrow
Quite few froglets were about today. They should be starting to leave the ponds soon. My biggest concern is bird predation as one of the juvenile Blackbirds was trying it's hand at catching tadpoles today. It didn't succeed while I was watching but practice makes perfect. :nod:

Re: TADPOLES

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:27 am
by Placido
Ah, the young, the young. But everyone has to learn. S'pose the froglets are learning too, which balances things up a bit.
Now back in my day ....... :rolleyes:

Re: TADPOLES

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:28 pm
by Jacksparrow
Today, I took it upon myself to give one of the froglets a little help. I saw it was moving along the perimeter of the pond as if it was looking for a way out. I reached for the net and landed it into a nearby clump of flowers. If I find them out in the open I always return them a sheltered spot.

Re: TADPOLES

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:14 am
by Placido
I find that philanthropic act very moving :cry3:, and quite out of character I have to say.
Made my day.

Re: TADPOLES

Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:27 pm
by Jacksparrow
Mrs JS reported a dead frog in the relined pond today so I was dispatched to fish out the body :( I had a good trawl around the area of pond indicated and no dead frog was located but I did get dozens of tadpoles yet to mature :nod: So the finding of the dead body(if there really is one :unsure: ) is for another day as is the plague of frogs I'll get if even half of the tadpoles mature into froglets. :eek: