At the bird photography hide are not only birds. There are also other animals, like this edible frog.
More than one edible frog in the pond just outside the hide.
The Internet side of the hide mentions common frogs living here. This species hatches earlier, in spring, than edible frogs, which are for the first time in this pond in this 2016 summer.
Sometimes, frogs sat on the bank, watching their mirror image in the pond.
Then, they jumped back in the water again.
Kingfishers sometimes visit the pond, but not when we were there on 10 June. Maybe there is more chance of seeing a kingfisher earlier in the year, when the frogs are in the tadpole stage and are easier to catch.
Kingfishers also eat another amphibian species living in the pond: smooth newts.
On 10 June, we often saw bank voles drinking at the pond and running around.
We did not see other mammal species living near the hide: roe deer; red squirrel; red fox.
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Kate Travis, 7:00am, October 21, 2016: here.