Monday 18 February 2019

Looking for Frogspawn at Felixstowe

We took a short trip to the Landguard end of Felixstowe on Saturday afternoon to see if we could find any frogspawn. This area is monitored closely for wildlife by the Landguard Bird Observatory.

The weather was very grey, but mild. There were one or two rabbits in the scrub that fronts the container park for the port.

The photo above shows the backdrop. If you turn round, you can almost see the sea.

It only takes a few minutes to reach the pond. It seemed smaller than we remembered.

There was a lot of weed so it was difficult to distinguish one form of life from another.

I darkened my photo once I was home to see if a bit more contrast revealed anything further. What can you see?

The photo above shows the pond... and the one below shows two insects. I thought they might be a kind of water beetle but on enlarging the photo a bit, it is clear that they are a species of fly.

We may return in a few weeks. The photo below shows a scene from the same pond, taken on 10 March 2014...

If you come across clumps of frog spawn, do consider recording them here on the 2019 PondNet Survey.


eileeninmd said...

Hello, Love the cute bunny and the frogs! It will be nice to hear the spring peeps soon.
Wishing you a happy day and new week ahead.

Ragged Robin said...

I love the rabbit and frog photos :) I've been keeping an eye on our garden pond for frogspawn although usually it doesn't appear until March.

Amanda Peters said...

A great place to keep a eye on, love going back to the same spot to see whats happening. I have been lucky enough to see two Hares while out on my bike yesterdays, but not seen as many rabbits so far this year.
Will check out the frog pond on the Chevin this week for frogspawn, although it was very late last year. Did find a toad at the park on my patch.
Amanda xx

Lowcarb team member said...

What a cute looking rabbit …

All the best Jan