Friday, 27 February 2015

Toad of Toad Hall

Wilstone reservoir: Beautiful, sunny morning. Skylarks singing & displaying (field by the east corner). Goldeneye (3+, 1) in east quadrant; Pintail from the hide (at least 1 pair); Cormorants and Grey Herons gathering nesting material; Great Crested Grebes pairing up and displaying occasionally. Little Egrets (2) from car park steps, in field north of reservoir.

Common Toad (bufo bufo) in east corner, on the bank.

Compared to a Common Frog (Rana temporaria) I found at Bovingdon Brickworks last year

For more of the Common Frog see Week 29: Watch Out, Frogs About! at Boxmoor, naturally… HERE

1 comment:

  1. Great to see these are on the move again - and must get some dancing grebes this year! Still no joy with Hares!