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Joined: 02 Sep 2004
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View other posts by Vicar
Posted: 20 Jan 2009
My first and only newt of the season appeared today (rather a frosty night!)

Male palmate, making a fair attempt at a crest and breeding moult, in my garden pond, Surrey.

They're on their way back!

(I've had reports from the SW for well over a week now).

Steve Langham - Chairman    
Surrey Amphibian & Reptile Group (SARG).
Joined: 13 Feb 2005
No. of posts: 11

View other posts by Waterfrog
Posted: 21 Jan 2009
Yes, the season has started in my Surrey garden pond too with both palmate and smooth newts seen as soon as the 8cms of ice had melted.
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Joined: 06 Apr 2005
No. of posts: 860

View other posts by Suzi
Posted: 21 Jan 2009
When the pond is free of ice or it's not chucking it down or blowing a gale I might manage to spot a few in my pond in East Devon!
Joined: 25 Feb 2008
No. of posts: 2

View other posts by Scooter
Posted: 28 Jan 2009

Palmate Newts in my pond on Christmas day. Last few weeks spotted many of last years efts now 15-20mm. Tonight 20 odd adults including males busting moves for the females. First 'paired' frogs spotted last night.

Middle of Bristol.


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