Noticed the first clump of frog spawn in my pond this morning. I didn't notice it yesterday when I topped up the feeders though it was pretty frosty this morning, though no ice on the pond.
Looking out the window after returning from my local patch + I couldn't see the clump of spawn that was there yesterday. Looking more closely from the garden there appear to be a few isolated eggs floating around. As the clump was near the back of the pond I'm wondering whether one of the Foxes have eaten the rest? Seems the only likely answer- I don't think cats would bother with it + I've never had Herons or Mallard in the garden (only flyovers).
Frustrating! Hopefully plenty more spawn to come when it warms up a little.
No only laying water drains away when weather warms, the only other water is a burn with flowing water. Mind we have had a year of weather the wettest on record, so the ground is seriously wet, so hopefully the puddles will stay with water till they mature.
Update on frog spawn in puddles. Daughter and I managed to get most of the spawn and move it to largish area where water drains off the land above in long stretch of water. Must be mad as this area has a pipe at the end for the water to runoff into the burn, which we have blocked for now. Fingers crossed.