This is a beautiful set of images. The first is perfect. What's the little black thing?
Adrian: Thank you. I think the bit you are referring to is just a dead remaining part of a pond plant left over from last year. Mares tail or similar.
What fun to see!
Wilma: I'm never happy until I see the frogs appear. Then I know Spring has finally sprung.
so cute! love the reflections, too!
TWG: Didn't really notice the reflection until I looked at the results and was pleased with them.
My folks pond used to have lots of toads and newts, then it became too cluttered with plants and rotting leaf litter which made it rather anoxic, I'd say.
SDG: Lots of rubbish at the bottom of my pond but so far things are still breeding there.
Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John