Sunday, 11 March 2012
Spring bursts forth
Next we went to Arlesey and spring was also in evidence here. There were hordes of frogs and toads some croaking quite loudly and others calling quite quietly, as shown above we witnessed a couple of 'orgies' in progress with the frogs wrapping themselves into masses of writhing bodies, we felt quite concerned about the poor females underneath all these males but at least one pair managed to secrete themselves away without any added attention as can be seen in picture three. We also saw at least two species of bumble bee like the one sunning itself on the daffodil and our first primrose in flower. There was lots of song from other bird species and the goldfinches were trying hard to outdo each other vocally, a really enjoyable day.