The season has started in the Lower Clarence.

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The season has started in the Lower Clarence.

Postby adoptatadpole » Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:23 am

G'day everyone, the first of my expected one thousand + frogs have appeared in the pond. I'm going to be busy keeping lettuce and good water up to them.

I have never had so many tadpoles before, many different types. :shock:
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Postby Aaron » Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:38 am

Nice looking froglet, I think it might be an Eastern Sedge Frog (Litoria fallax)? Definitely looks like a good breeding season this year for the frogs!

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Postby adoptatadpole » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:28 am

Hey Arron. Yeah, my book says Litoria Fallax (Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog). Normally (last few years) when they jump out onto a leaf or pad , they only have a little black stub of a tail. This one stood out because of the length of tail still following on behind. :roll: There's more jumping out as I write.

How are things going down in Shideny.

Cheers,
Al

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Postby Aaron » Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:37 pm

It's handy it kept the tail as those markings and spots on it are so distinctive of L. fallax.

Sydney has been getting good rains all Spring. Most of the stream-breeding frogs have bred but I think we need some warmer nights to get the pond frogs really going!

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Postby adoptatadpole » Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:30 am

Yes, I've noticed you have been getting a bit of Melbourne weather there lately. :-)
Had about six different calls in the pond last night. One of them was the Broad Palmed Rocket Frog, which I haven't heard for a couple of years. Things are looking good - still no Cane Toads here but they are all around. Lucky I guess. I've been Toad Busting in a lot of towns around us and we usually end up with a sugar bag full for three or four hours walking. Buggers of things. CU, Al


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