I spent today watching frogs in the pond. Most of the tadpoles which hadn't developed last Summer have now started turning into froglets and therefore there have been lots of little froglets in and around the pond during the last few weeks.
Lots of places to hideaway
in Wildlife Pond #2,
look close and you start to see
them climbing up the plants:
A closer view:
I watched a few of them
swim across the pond:
I must have counted
around twenty in total.
The frog in the following photo
is the biggest visitor to my pond as of late
and I think he must be from the first batches
of tadpoles I had back in 2012 or 2013:
Having removed most of the leaves out of the pond back in November, I'd not been out to look at it much since then as the garden had been too wet to venture out onto.
However, I had to go out into the garden today to fix the washing line which had broken recently when we left clothes on it one night during heavy wind and rain. As you can see from photos taken today, the pond is doing okay: