Nature Notes # 31 (Frogsporn)

Nature Notes # 31 (Frogsporn)

Frog. Bill Morton

Sparky and myself took advantage of the fine weather on our ramble up, over and through Delamere Forest today. Spring has truly sprung with the birds, Bees and Amphibians doing what needs to be done to set the seed for the next generation.

30.03.14. Toads mating, Delamere Forest. Bill MortonIt was no surprise to find ‘Amore’ in the air but it did impede the track ahead with Toads taking up prime positions as we were attempting to negotiate a footpath strewn with mating amphibians.

30.03.14. Comma Butterfly, Delamere Forest. Bill Morton 30.03.14. Peacock Butterfly, Delamere Forest. Bill Morton

The warm weather brought out a plethora of butterflies and most notable were Peacocks, Small Tortoiseshell, 5 Brimstone, 2 Comma and a single Orangetip.

30.03.14. Male Mandarin, Delamere Forest. Bill Morton

30.03.14. Male Mandarin, Delamere Forest. Bill Morton

A pair of Mandarin were settled on a small pool at the metal road to Pale Heights. Two separate sightings of singing Blackcap, Chiffchaff were vocal throughout the forest as were Siskin and a small party of Crossbill flew over.

Observers: Sparky, WSM .

 

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