Yesterday something jumped off my lawn and into the pond, scaring my girlfriend in the process.
And it was a frog.
Or rather, several frogs.
Very odd actually. They’re actually smaller than some of the tadpoles, and a different colour.
I wondered for a while whether they might be frogs that have jumped from another pond, but there isn’t another nearby (as far as I know) so they must be mine.
I got the camera out tonight to try filming them, but they’re so small (smaller than a 5p piece), they’ve really hard to focus on. Plus my camera won’t refocus while it’s recording, so if they move (they jump, and swim…. very fast) then that’s me scuppered.
I came home from work today, and was hanging some washing out, when I had a look in the pond and noticed my tadpoles have grown legs. Exciting.
Here’s a very quick, short bit of video.
Amazing how they’re instantly recognisable as frogs legs.
I wanted a fountain for my pond.
I’ve seen online that some of them are suitable for ponds with wildlife living in them, so bought one.
There are some that can pump thousands of litres of water per hour, but my pond only holds about 150 litres, and I didn’t want Niagra Falls – just a little water fountain.
Also, as there’s no electricity in my garden, and it’d be a pain in the arse to add it, I thought I’d try a solar-powered one. You can get ones with battery supplies for when there isn’t any sun, but they’re expensive, and it’s been pretty sunny in my garden of late. That’s almost certainly set to continue, right?
I blame Iceland. They seem to be getting the blame for everything else at the moment.
Edit: The day after, with brilliant sunshine. I was getting a good 12-15cm of height, from the single jet attachment.