Quite a few frogs in the pond this morning... I didn't realise until I went to scoop out some dead leaves and very nearly lifted one of them out. With the cooler weather, they are a bit more sluggish now and it didn't hardly react to being almost sieved.
Saw a lone frog hopping about in the grass this morning. There was a magpie up in one of the trees, so I caught the frog in a bucket and put it in the pond...he didn't seem very appreciative, but at least he wasn't eaten!
I was trying to tidy out in the garden today, getting ready for winter coming and moved a pot. There was a frog underneath it who had found a nice cosy spot to hide out until spring, and it was not happy with me at all.
I didn't want him out hopping about and possibly getting squashed underfoot, so put him in the pond. I don't think he was too happy about that, either.
Just seen my first frogs of the year in my garden pond. First dived under as I walked past to top up the feeders while a second stayed put + watched me as I watched him. Good to see them start to come back.
I mentioned in another thread (Frogs & Spawn 2017) that on Tuesday I returned from a walk having passed a know 'hot spot' for frogspawn and seeing about 12 frogs and 4 clumps of spawn. May be I should have posted here.
I did not have a camera with me so if I get a chance I'll pop back up and takes some photos.
A common lizard on one of the hills of Flowerdale, Gairloch. Unfortunately no chance to get a photo. It popped out of the grass on to the path, paused for about a couple of seconds and scuttled off into more grass.