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Smooth Newts (Lissotriton vulgaris) Following on from the Toads, we have Newts.<br />
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My pond is fast filling up with Smooth newts returning ahead of the mating season. so I crept out at 2am the other morning to see what was occuring.<br />
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Read all about it and watch the video here: <section class="video"><iframe width="448" height="282" src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/oZqM_Omw0UA?hd=1&autoplay=0&rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></section><br />
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Even I was surprised at how teeming the water is with all sorts of aquatic wildlife! <br />
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Very pleasing.                               Geotagged,Lissotriton vulgaris,Smooth Newt,United Kingdom,Winter Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Smooth Newts (Lissotriton vulgaris)

Following on from the Toads, we have Newts.

My pond is fast filling up with Smooth newts returning ahead of the mating season. so I crept out at 2am the other morning to see what was occuring.

Read all about it and watch the video here:



Even I was surprised at how teeming the water is with all sorts of aquatic wildlife!

Very pleasing.

    comments (3)

  1. Are they best seen at night, Philip? Posted 3 months ago
  2. Great find Philip Posted 3 months ago
  3. So cool! I've thought about going out at night to look for salamanders, but haven't done it yet. Posted 3 months ago

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The Smooth Newt, also known as the Common Newt, ''Lissotriton vulgaris'' is the most common newt species of the ''Lissotriton'' genus of amphibians. ''L. vulgaris'' is found throughout Europe except the far north, areas of Southern France, and the Iberian peninsula.

Similar species: Salamanders
Species identified by Philip Booker
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By Philip Booker

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Uploaded Mar 5, 2022. Captured Feb 16, 2022 11:38 in 33 Crespin Way, Brighton BN1 7FG, UK.
  • DSC-RX10M4
  • f/4.0
  • 1/40s
  • ISO1600
  • 212.77mm