March 2nd   Leave a comment

Spring on one level seems to have taken a raincheck with haar yesterday and a chill, grey south-easterly keeping it at three degrees all day. But it hasn’t stopped my frogs. They are still at it, croaking and jostling, waiting for females. Some have turned up and a couple of suitors have got lucky. Males are a little bit smaller than females and cling on to their backs for dear life waiting for the right moment when the female lays her eggs. But if a bigger male comes along in the meantime they can lose their opportunity.

Male and female frogs

Another sign of spring today. A male house sparrow holding a feather and cheeping away from a rose hedge in the back garden. I don’t think he will be nest building yet. More just waving a flag of intention to generate some interest.

And above my pond, the male house sparrow also trying to get things started today

Posted March 2, 2021 by wildcrail in Sightings

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