The wonders of nature

It was earlier this morning, just before 8am, when I was having one of my frequent walks around the Home Reserve, that I heard a very different type of noise.


I was actually walking around looking in the treetops looking at the male greater spotted woodpeckers hammering away, making potential nest sites for this years' nesting season - however this noise was much closer to home...


The description of it was almost as puzzling as the noise, but I likened it to volcanic springs bubbling to the surface .... Well, I was pretty sure we DIDN'T have any of those, so it was over to the ponds to investigate further....


I was surprised and delighted therefore, to find a number of frogs spawning - something which clearly happens every year, though I have never seen or heard it before.


The photo clearly shows a number of clumps of frogspawn - let's hope they have chance to hatch before the ducks find them!


Nigel

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