And looking back at that post for 2009 the weather was far different on that day than it is today!
I've been out creeping around the pond with torch in hand, during the course of the last few evenings, (and so far no-one's appeared to take me away) peering for activity. Certainly for the last couple of nights there have been frogs in the pond. And, again, tonight (Wednesday 24th) there were 5 frogs and on this occasion there was an obvious pair.
So, I was very keen to see what was going to greet me on the morning of 25 February 2010! And???? Well a couple of frogs startled by my presence dived down to the depths and that was it! No spawn today....
I'm not going to be able to watch over the next couple of mornings but I hope to find some before too long.
And last Saturday the sun shone and the light was excellent. Pity there weren't many birds about at Barnes though... but these showed well
I think this is a Common Gull (the aerial bird that is)..