Tag Archives: Common Toads

Wilden Marsh Toad Mating Season

It’s that time again! Today, 9th March, is the beginning of the toad mating season on Wilden Marsh. Last night was my first toad-watching evening of this year, and I didn’t see a single toad. Soon, though, maybe tonight, an … Continue reading

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How Herons Eat Common Toads

The skin of a toad doesn’t taste nice. A heron will turn a toad inside out to eat its internals, and here’s the proof. Is this evidence of problem solving?

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A Brilliant Night For Toading On Wilden Marsh(3 images)

The sky above Wilden Marsh was dark but clear this evening. A large, bright, full moon crept above Hoo Wood Hill, taking the edge off the darkness as I walked along the Northern Corridor. Every pond, puddle, and water filled scrape … Continue reading

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Giss a kiss afore yer go, luv! I’m a prince!

Sunrise: 06.14 Sunset: 06.20

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They waited for a full moon.

Sunrise: 06.19 Sunset: 06.17 Female toads have arrived, and North Pond is churning this evening. As I switched my head torch to full beam, hundreds of little bright flashing eyes stared back at me. Obviously,  the female toads waited for … Continue reading

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Amorous Common Male Toads.

Sunrise: 06.23 Sunset: 06.13 Over the past 12 days, North Pond temperature has increased from 7.1 to 13.3 degrees C. At 3 pm today there was much croaking and more toads, but still no females. Male toads croak to attracted … Continue reading

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Toading By Moonlight.

Sunrise: 06.28 Sunset: 06.10 Toading again this evening. It’s a beautifully clear star and moonlit night out here – light enough to move about with ease. North Pond is inky black,though. It’s much safer on this east bank since we … Continue reading

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