Frog, Ormidale, Argyll
good-sized frog- about 3" from nose to tail.
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!
Young Common frog
Young Common Frog.
Many free-swimming tadpoles.
3 spawn clumps.
Many free-swimming tadpoles, 1 corpse and 1 adult.
17 clumps of spawn, 8 adults and 7 corpses.
4 clumps of spawn
1 clump of spawn
7 clumps of spawn
2 clumps of spawn
25 clumps of spawn.
5 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.
Langlands Moss, Rana temporaria, spawn 1 clump