Wednesday, 25 March 2015
We had plenty of sunshine on Tuesday but it remained cold all day with the temperature only managing to make it up to a high of 9.6°C (49.3°F). That was after a cold start to the morning with a low of 0.4°C (32.7°F). The forecast was for some heavy showers but we avoided them all apart from a sprinkling in the middle of the afternoon.
It didn't tempt me out to do any gardening so I managed to get a little bit of photo and video editing done instead. Last week I posted about our frogs not making it to the pond before depositing their spawn in a plant saucer full of water. I can now confirm that several frogs have found their way into the pond and they haven’t wasted any time producing large clumps of frogspawn.
Now they've found their way into the pond they do seem to be having some “fun”. With a pond full of frogspawn I’m now not quite so concerned about their initial attempt of depositing spawn in the plant saucer. We've some quite enormous clumps in the pond and they appear to have every intention of adding more to it. I've put together a little bit of video of them up to their antics.
I was busy editing the frog video when I noticed a couple of long tailed tits land in the medlar tree. We used to see them regularly in the garden but over the last couple of years they have become infrequent visitors. I quickly picked up the camera but it didn't help much as they flittered quickly from tree to tree and tested out a few feeders too.
After a couple of minutes in the garden they were off over the fields. I suppose I should count myself lucky to have spotted them at all.
Posted by Martyn Garrett at 09:43