The first fully metamorphosed Common frog I've seen in 2012.
This animal (and it's siblings who all hopped in to the grass) metamorphosed in a long but shallow puddle (2-3") left by a tractor's tyres.
The puddle is mostly dry now with a few deeper sections where cow's hooves have sunk in to the mud - the froglets are gathering in these for shade & moisture. Excellent little things Amphibians.
Under artificial refugia laid out for reptile surveys. The first herp I've found under one all year!
4 clumps of spawn
1 clump of spawn
2 clumps of spawn
9 clumps of spawn and many free-swimming tadpoles.
Strathaven Boating Pond, 4 m & 1 f adults alongside >231 clumps of spawn.