Whilst at home in Northiam the amphibian season has been very slow starting, with only two male smooth newts and three adult common frogs observed in our garden pond at night so far, down on the coast the breeding season has commenced. Today I found several great crested newt eggs at Romney Warren (New Romney), the earliest I have ever found, although I suspect only because I have not looked at an earlier date. The eggs are likely to have been laid a few days ago. One of the folded leaves containing an egg is marked with a white arrow below.
The margins pf this particular pond were choked with Read the rest of this entry »