Friday, April 10, 2015

Mating season of the Common Toad

Every spring the Common Toads (Bufo bufo) emerge from hibernation. Then they migrate to the waters in which they once hatched as a tiny tadpole. Many toads gather together for a short period of time. Since they are only interested in breeding, they don't really pay attention to anything else. This is the perfect opportunity to observe their behavior and take some decent pictures. 

Already from a distance it became clear that I went to the pond at the right time. I saw something splashing in the water and I heard this:

I was happy to spend my evening with the toads. It was sunny and my amphibious friends hang out between the vegetation, so I got some nice and colorful shots.