My frogs usually arrive about Feb 23 - usually within a day or two! But this year they only arrived on March 8; even though it didn't seem much warmer it did rain at last. They produced copious amounts of frogspawn immediately so must have been pretty pent up etc! Now all buried under snow and ice again - I hope they're ok. A bit of croaking a couple of days ago but the singing won't really get going until we finally get some balmy mild weather.
The frogs and toads have started to sing and mate but alas the cold weather has put them off again .of course there has been a few squashed ones due to traffic.
The frogs were very active in my pond, in Warwickshire, yesterday (Sat 16th)...
Even if there is a frost, and frost is forecast for this week, then the water beneath the pond surface will retain heat and won't freeze.
What a great photo! Yes,my experience is the same as others. Here on the south coast it was all action (I counted over 20 frogs in the pond) a few weeks ago but then it went cold and there was lots of spawn but no frogs. They're just starting to come back now though. Why am I not convinced that this means spring is on the way?!