Monday, 15 March 2010

The weather is warming up

Sunday march 14th 2010
                              Today has been the warmest day  since Dec 18th 2009 the temp. in my back garden reached 10.6 C  shade temp. in the afternoon. Up in the fields at the back of our house you can see into Upper Wharfedale in the Yorkshire Dales and the higher fells of  Buckden Pike and Great Whernside which are still snow covered and have been since December 18th last year.
        Back in my garden Spring has finally started  and the frogs have started to spawn They are 2 weeks later than last year because of the colder winter.
A pair of Mallard are now residents in our garden again this year


  1. Any idea what the temperature of the pond water is?

  2. Hi Wilma ...Thanks for viewing my blog , I checked the pond temperature both this morning and in the late afternoon when I got back from my walk .The temperature was 8.5c in the morning and 9.5c in the late afternoon. I've found that a combination of a bit of sunshine, higher light levels and a temperature over 4c seems to stimulate them into spawning.

  3. Beautiful garden..... and you've got your own ducks! :D