Amphibian paradise (optically)

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March 2010
End of March my companion Marcus and I made a trip to a famous spot for
amphibians, particularly for Moor Frogs Rana arvalis and European Common
Toads Bufo bufo.
I hoped to get a few recordings in a quiet surrounding – but my mission failed.
The destination is a nature reserve in the north of Leipzig called Papitzer Lachen
(Papitz`s Puddles).
There are a few puddles surrounded by meadows, small bushes and rows of
trees. To our surprise there were a lot of European Fire-bellied Toads Bombina
bombina
in full advertising display. But there were a lot of people too!
Their dogs flushed birds and amphibians as well. In addition there was heavy
noise from the motorway two kilometers away.

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PFFR04550, 100325, Common Toad Bufo bufo, pair, Papitzer Lachen, Germany
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PFR04570, 100325, European Fire-bellied Toad Bombina bombina, Papitzer Lachen, Germany
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European Fire-bellied Toad Bombina bombina

photo credits:
Papitzer Lachen © Pics by Marcus Held | After Nature
Papitzer Lachen © Pics by Marcus Held | After Nature
Papitzer Lachen © Pics by Marcus Held | After Nature
Common Toad Bufo bufo © Pics by Marcus Held | After Nature
European Fire-bellied Toad Bombina bombina © Pics by Marcus Held | After Nature