Posted: 25/08/2016 at 18:32
Frog murder mystery !!
It's possible that the headless frog was dropped by a bird ( Gull ? ).....could have been from a neighbouring pond or could have been from mine. I mentioned finding a couple of similar corpses earlier this year just laying out in the courtyard a good few metres from my pond and someone suggested it could be bird predation. Don't know .
On a different note, I've noticed this year that a Blackbird was quite persistent in whipping Newts out of the pond too - managed to rescue a couple but no idea what happens behind my back so to speak
Burials take place in the compost bin.......care taken and a minute's silence observed. Everything deserves to be recognised in passing IMO.
This is a very interesting and enjoyable thread and I don't particularly want to start another but I was wondering about what people were missing in their Daily Wildlife moments this year.
For me.......Damsel and Dragonflies have been very limited compared to other years as has the Hummingbird Hawk Moth. Neither have I seen the number or variety of Butterflies which I would expect. Ladybird sightings could be counted on one hand. Does anyone else have disappointing sightings/counts so far this year ?