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Placido
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Re: FROGS

Post by Placido » Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:16 am

Aaaahh, that's a novel theory :nod:. Sound is magnified underwater, isn't it - might be the reason for the jumping and the scattering. Fish, of course, don't have legs so they're stuck with the din 'cos they can't j and s.
Reckon you've cracked that one, guys :clap:

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Re: FROGS

Post by Jacksparrow » Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:24 pm

During October and November I have far too much garden waste to clear away than what my council garden waste wheely bin can take away so I bag it up to dispose off during the quieter months of winter. Today I was emptying one such bag into the wheelie when a fully grown frog appeared. :eek: :frog: I can only assume it had found it's way into the bag and made it it's winter home. It was awake and not dormant so I released it by the pond where hopefully it can spend the remainder of the winter.
I did check to see if others had got the same idea and found none.

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Re: FROGS

Post by Willpar » Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:39 pm

Lucky that you found it. No doubt was cozy in the bag.

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Re: FROGS

Post by Jacksparrow » Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:16 pm

I found a dead frog in one of my ponds today. I have no idea what killed it. :shrug: :(

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Re: FROGS

Post by Willpar » Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:18 pm

That`s a shame jacksparrow. Wont be long for spawning now.

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Re: FROGS

Post by Jacksparrow » Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:44 pm

Willpar wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:18 pm
That`s a shame jacksparrow. Wont be long for spawning now.
Correct. Usually about 6 weeks from now it starts. If we hit some mild weather sooner :)

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Re: FROGS

Post by Jacksparrow » Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:56 pm

A few milder days and the first stirring of life are visible in my ponds. Last week there was an inch of ice on them :eek: It will be a few weeks before spawning begins. :nod:

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Re: FROGS

Post by Jacksparrow » Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:25 pm

More frogs have appeared in the ponds. If the mild weather continues an early spawning looks to be on the cards.

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Re: FROGS

Post by Willpar » Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:04 pm

Sounds like good news.

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Re: FROGS

Post by Jacksparrow » Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:35 pm

The cooler weather seems to have cooled the ardour of the frogs. I see the occasional swirl of water in the ponds indicating they are still around but nothing compared to last week when coupling was taking place. No sign of any spawn just yet which is probably just as well as there was ice on one of the ponds last Sunday morning.

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