I have spotted some old and familiar frogs with distinct markings that I have observed in the past couple of years, but many seem to be unfamiliar. The dry March has required me to top up the pond on two occasions so far, to keep the vast amount of frog spawn wet. The newts are also coming out of hibernation and starting to migrate back into the pond.
Below is a video clip to give some idea of the movement and noise around the pond.
Yesterday and today I was extending a gravel path from the edge of the pond, around the pond and to the garden shed. The video clip was taken half way through the work and it is clear that the frog activity was not diminished by my gardening work at the pond side.