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  • So exciting isn't it Zenjeff, she/he looks to be a fairly mature frog too. We love our tiny pond, dragon flies, birds drinking, frogs, newts, water snails, water boatmen and a whole host of smaller insects live in or around our pond.

  • The_herpetologistThe_herpetologist West YorksPosts: 433

    It's so exciting to get your first frog visit to a new pond. It took me 2 years to get my first amphibian vsitor and was beginning to worry that my pond building skills weren't up to scratch and then...voila! A gorgeous adult female turns up. It was such a big deal for me. (Sad I know). Now, 4 years later, I've got an amphibian hat trick going on (toads, newts and frogs),

  • 1Runnybeak11Runnybeak1 Posts: 8,419

    PS.  You have a PM image

    no photo but I caught a grasshopper in my hand this morning to show oh.   I know, I know, I'm like lightening.  Beautiful thing up close for the 2 seconds it stayed on my hand.    

    What a nice liitle thread. image

    Last edited: 14 July 2016 21:51:07

  • LeadFarmerLeadFarmer Posts: 850

    Recently started getting a Bullfinch in my garden, here he is on my feeder with some Greenfinches..

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  • What a great picture LeadFarmer, you are lucky to have so many bird visitors at one time and a really neat bird feeder too.

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 25,820

    Fantastic LF - greenies and a bullfinch. I'm very jealous  image

    Used to get lots of greenfinches round here but they're non existent now  image

    Rarely see bullfinches, although we had a pair regularly visiting at the last house and I often see them when walking. There are some around but they have an NT garden close at hand so there's plenty of habitat for them there  image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • ecokidecokid Posts: 138

    Fantastic contributions so far. I'd love to  get amphibians to my new pond, but I live sandwiched between two roads with very closed off gardens so will be amazed if I ever do! Quit a quiet week for me so far, but i did manage to find a large emerald moth resting on my dwarf beans during the heat of the day - sadly camera needing charging and it had gone by the time it had.

    Bullfinches are wonderful birds - there colouration rivals robins. I hope it sticks around for you leadfarmer.

  • philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 7,312

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    Young Goldie having a doze until I woke him up image

  • ShepsSheps Posts: 828

    The shot is a few years old now, so not sure if it belongs in this thread?

    A small frog I found on my checks before going around with the dreaded Strimmer.

    He was a lucky little fella image

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    Last edited: 17 July 2016 17:56:29

  • ShepsSheps Posts: 828

    It's all down to my magnetic personality, aym...image

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