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natterjack

(ˈnætəˌdʒæk)
n
(Animals) a European toad, Bufo calamita, of sandy regions, having a greyish-brown body marked with reddish warty processes: family Bufonidae
[C18: of unknown origin]
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Noun1.natterjack - common brownish-yellow short-legged toad of western Europenatterjack - common brownish-yellow short-legged toad of western Europe; runs rather than hops
true toad - tailless amphibian similar to a frog but more terrestrial and having drier warty skin
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As dusk falls, behind the dunes, natterjack toads begin their joyful percussion, their churring croaks carrying great distances on calm evenings long into the night.
This has actually worked quite well for our natterjack toads this season, thankfully they are a very adaptable species and breeding is not confined to early spring like most amphibians.
There are a number of other specialist species we have such as Dormice and Natterjack Toads which also require ongoing monitoring.
The natterjack toads were at full throttle in spring mating mode.
Red Rocks is the Trust's only coastal reserve and is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to its sand dunes, reed beds and its population of rare natterjack toads.
While it was a good year for species including the large blue butterfly, at one time extinct in the UK, and grey seals breeding on the east coast, in other places creatures such as natterjack toads and Cheddar Gorge's feral goats suffered.
A major part of her role has involved co-ordinating the project to reintroduce the rare natterjack toads into the sand dunes at Talacre.
The area is important for wildlife, including natterjack toads and little terns, as well as for the local community and economy.
And with filming having been going on since January, we can also expect stunning footage of an urban peregrine falcon, a kingfisher nest, humpback whales, city gulls, natterjack toads and spectacular emperor moths.
Stand on the top and stare towards the Irish Sea or hike along marked paths among the pine trees that hold them together, looking out for red squirrels and natterjack toads among other wildlife.
Gronant dunes are the site of Wales' only breeding colony of little tern and at Talacre there's a colony of rare, natterjack toads, which became extinct in the 1960s but were reintroduced in 2003.
Volunteers helping Mandy Cartwright, a ranger with Flintshire Council's Coastal Unit (right) maintain the habitat at Gronant and Talacre will also get the chance to see local wildlife such as terns (bottom left) and natterjack toads