The Marsh Frogs are very vocal at this time of year, the males competing for a female by calling very loudly, If you can observe a Marsh Frog while it's calling you will see that it inflates its vocal sacs, also makes for a more interesting photograph, these calls seem to get louder and louder, causing other males to compete with an even louder song. until it all fades away, and the silence of the reed bed returns.
I did notice one Marsh frog had moved under the boardwalk at the Dragonfly pool, giving its song some very effective echo, clearly the loudest song in the pool, and probably the most attractive to the females.
These Marsh Frogs are an introduced species, and one of the larger frog species you will find in Europe.
|Male Marsh Frog|
They like to sun themselves on the boardwalks, but this one was basking on some overhanging vegetation, stayed just long enough for a quick photograph, quite prehistoric looking I feel.