Returning to breed?

 The ducks are back... five of them this afternoon - so we wondered if they were the ducklings that hatched in the garden last year. One female was extremely noisy in the session so we were relieved they flew off, eventually.

The ducks are back... five of them this afternoon - so we wondered if they were the ducklings that hatched in the garden last year. One female was extremely noisy in the session so we were relieved they flew off, eventually.

 The Purple for Polio crocuses are also back - we haven't counted them to see if there are more or less than the 5,000 planted in November 2016. Apparently the ones planted in Queens Green are very good too.

The Purple for Polio crocuses are also back - we haven't counted them to see if there are more or less than the 5,000 planted in November 2016. Apparently the ones planted in Queens Green are very good too.

 And really, excitingly, just as we were leaving this evening we spotted some large clumps of frogspawn - maybe from the tadpoles that hatched last year. It is at the back of the pond, so please watch it from the tarmac path - or you might fall in. Hopefully we will get come more closer to the dipping platform. We want it to do well so we have lots of tadpoles.  And looking at the photo I took at the start of the afternoon, the ducks hadn't eaten it either. We will keep you posted...

And really, excitingly, just as we were leaving this evening we spotted some large clumps of frogspawn - maybe from the tadpoles that hatched last year. It is at the back of the pond, so please watch it from the tarmac path - or you might fall in. Hopefully we will get come more closer to the dipping platform. We want it to do well so we have lots of tadpoles.

And looking at the photo I took at the start of the afternoon, the ducks hadn't eaten it either. We will keep you posted...