The main pond on the land is not large, but provides a great habitat for many species.
I placed the trail camera to observe the pond in mid February, after the frogs started spawning, this is some of the footage captured.
Unfortunately for the frogs, this many amphibians in one place is a great opportunity for predators.
An owl was spotted, it swoops down straight on a frog, then becomes a little self conscious with the camera, and flies off with it’s prize.
Not just birds, rats can also be seen sneaking up and grabbing a frog.
It’s rather dangerous being a frog, especially right now, but fortunately they have layed a rather ridiculous amount of spawn, and their future is pretty secure.
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