I produce more than one post from my weekend walks... these images and video clip were taken just a few minutes after watching (and listening to) the lovely Song Thrush a couple of posts ago.
I had arrived at the part of my local nature reserve known as Dairy House Meadows... alongside the footpath are a few small ponds... I went looking for frog spawn but was delighted to see toads mating.
Common Toad (Bufo bufo).
A short video clip below I managed to capture.
Looking for love... a puzzle I have never solved.
The pool I captured the images and video clip at is just a few yards from this wonderful carved bench..
I have shared this before... the last time was when herd of escaped calves were using it as a scratching post.