Sunday, 13 March 2011

Country Park 2011

Dead and desiccated juvenile common newt, from our garden pond.

Male chaffinch
Otter spraint under the concrete bridge.

Tons of spawn!
I'll be keeping a very close eye on Greenfields Nature Reserve (the country park) this year because last summer the water voles here disappeared due to mink predation. I have no idea whether either mink or voles will return. There are no signs of either yet, though there's plenty of otter spraint under the bridge.
There are also dozens of active frogs in the pond created a couple of years ago by the Whitchurch Water Vole Group and, along with the frogs, bucketfuls of spawn.

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