Amplexus in Common Toad Bufo bufo © Carl Corbidge
Moving on up to the next reservoir i expected more toads plus a few Palmate Newts Lissotriton helviticus crossing as well. 30 minutes later I had another 50 toads in the bucket, along with 50 Palmates and 3 Common Frog Rana temporaria. Again about 20 toads and 10 newts had fallen victim to traffic.
Common Toads and Palmate Newts © Carl Corbidge
One of the nights victims male Palmate Newt Lissotriton helviticus © Carl Corbidge
Female Palmate Newt Lissotriton helviticus © Carl Corbidge
Male Palmate Newt Lissotriton helviticus © Carl Corbidge
Female Common Frog Rana temporaria © Carl Corbidge
The lucky ones (female with strange blotch of pigment) © Carl Corbidge