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We seam to have a lot of young Magpies in our garden this year. They are quite amusing to watch the things they do. Like all young they are learning. It’s such a shame they grow up to be such spiteful birds but I guess that’s nature. The adult birds are eating the tadpoles from the pond. Can anyone tell me how long it takes for a tadpole to grow into a frog. I can’t keep this tadpole watch up much longer!

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I think it takes six weeks for them to get to the frog stage.

30 Jun, 2008


Haha Sadie, you are funny. I have had so many tadpoles in my pond and I first thought they were fish. I watched them grow and then one day I didn't see them anymore, don't know where they went or what happened to them. Some already started to grow legs. Well, you just look if yours have legs yet.
Why do you think magpies are spiteful birds? I had many magpies on the farm and I fed them daily our breadcrusts. They were somewhere in the bush, but the minute they heard my wedding ring click on the breadboard, they came flying in. A rather lovely sight. I saw them with their young and even when they were their own size, the parents would still feed them and they'd shake their bodies and wings and pretend they could not find their own food. They were almost like pets and came close up to us when having a drink on the veranda.

8 Jul, 2008


Sadie, it can happen that tadpoles take more than one season to mature. Weird but true.

16 Aug, 2008


Thanks Weeding - I was wondering why there are still a few left swimming around the pond. Hav'nt seen a single baby frog .

16 Aug, 2008

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