On our walk this evening we passed several ponds where we have seen the odd newt in past years. J climbed down from the path, but I wasn't sure it would be worth the effort.
He started counting and as he got to 8 I scrambled down. I counted 15 greater crested newts but J reckoned there were lots more. They were just swimming around, feeding and impersonating sticks on the bottom of the clear pond.
I only had my phone with me. Must start carrying my camera everywhere.