Friday, 27 July 2012

Friday at the Flicks - Collared Dove + Toad?

Just one video this week. In  fact there seems to have been a scarcity of opportunities for new videos recently so here is one left over from last week.

A Collared Dove visits the Bird Table:

A couple of evenings ago I spotted a creature slowly and awkwardly ambling across the back garden. My first thought was a small rat as it appeared to have a tail but on closer inspection it turned out to be what I assume was a toad. From a distance its long trailing back legs gave the appearance of a tail as it moved.

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Looking at the lack of ridges on its back, its dry warty skin and they way it only walked and never jumped I assume it was a toad. A creature I had never seen before, let alone in the garden. It was very obliging and stayed in one place while I put the TZ7 within a few inches of it to take some flash portraits.

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Have a great weekend observing the wildlife around you.


  1. An excellent find. Perhaps it will stay.

    1. I was wondering how long it had been about without being seen.

  2. maybe Toad has been hiding all this time for the coast to be clear from the wasp removal last week?

    1. I';s a pity toads don't eat wasps ;)


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