Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Spawning Toads

Just two days after my last visit and Common Toads (Bufo bufo) have arrived to spawn. In the 3 years I’ve been walking the Brickworks site, this is my first record of breeding Toads. It’s fantastic to see and I just hope the seasonal pools maintain sufficient water for the spawn to mature.

I counted 2 mating pairs and 3 other singles, making a total of at least 7 Toads. No doubt there will have been others below the murky surface.

Along with the numerous singing Chiffchaff, a pair of Linnets were searching out a nest site. I added Brimstone to the butterflies now emerged from hibernation.

Strings of "pearls" aka Toad Spawn

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