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Lots of snow but still managed a few recognisable pics on my compact (LTTs, coal tit, mr williams, house sparrow and pigeon xx
long tailed tits surprised me, mr williams again, coal tit seems to be here everyday lately, house sparrow waiting for hubby to get home lol and roly mo the pigeon doesn`t understand that the food isn`t on the roof of the bird table LOL
23 Mar 2013
Our garden wildlife ;- Bee & badger wars
Hello, this is my first posting on here, so I hope the following will prove of interest;- Our garden in Hastings is long, thin & sloping, so we've gradually worked our way down the slope creating ponds, flat areas, beds & banks. We're fortunate to be host to common frogs & toads...
28 Jun 2012
The toad that was living in the grid where the kitchen sink discharges last year has returned after disappearing over the winter and seems as happy now as before hot water or soap suds do not seem to upset it at all, it sits on a ledge at the side of the grid so does not come in contact with the waste...
6 Jun 2012
Has anyone else had toads mating on their patios? For the past three evenings orgies have been taking place on my patio. I thought all amphibian mating activity took place in water. My patio is about thirty metres away from pond where we usually find both frog's and toad's spawn. Is this behaviour...
29 Feb 2012
Is that the right name for baby toads? Not quite wildlife in the garden but at work - I've just rescued 5 from the sunken patio outside my office. I've seen a few toads in the past but never young and not that many. It was a more interesting half hour than looking at farmers accounts while sat...
31 Aug 2011
Re: Getting toads to breed in my pond.
Hi Rachel they do breed in spring and the males are right hitchikers. If they come across a female making her way to water they will attatch themselves to her back and will not let go. When working nights on security we all drove carefull at night stopping no end of times to move toads. I do...
23 Feb 2011
Re: Midwife Toads in Bedford
Have just seen this reference to midwife toads. We have them in our garden!! We live in a small village about 8 miles from Bedford and 3 miles from Sandy. We heard the strange noises they make and did some research and concluded that is the only thing it could be. The Bedfordshire Natural History...
5 Jun 2010
Re: Frogspawn already in my pond!
There are quite a few reports from the south of England so far, have a look at the interactive map on the Natures Calender map here Remember to add your sightings and if anyone wants to create a des-res for frogs, newts and toads then have a look here for our advice on how to do this!
26 Feb 2010
Midwife Toads in Bedford
Hi there Just watched the One Show tonight on the subject of Midwife Toads What endearing little animals and it is interesting to know that they thrive in Bedford area. http://www.alienencounters.org.uk/midwifetoad.html Their call is just the strangest to listen to. http:/...
25 Jan 2010
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