Toads mating in garden pond

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A pair of toads were mating in our pond this morning. A real surprise as I have not seen toads for a couple of years. They had disappeared by the time I got out my camera but have attached a picture of their spawn.
I am just hoping our gang of newts do not develop a taste for toadspawn or toadpoles! Graham gave me a few hundred frog tadpoles a couple of years ago which they demolished in no time at all!

from David Guyoncourt: 25 March 2020