Best time of day to watch frogs/newts breed

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I want to witness the calls of the frogs or the courtship of our smooth newts in person and im wondering what are the best conditions to go looking.
 

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I will walk down to my lake a dusk/dark with my head torch hope me luck.thanks for the reply harry.
 

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For newts. I often see them in the water in broad daylight here in NE USA and the terrestrial phase can also be seen in daylight sometimes too. When I lived in a warmer place that was almost never the case, and they could only be found in water by dragging a net through the mud and then searching the mud for them or by using traps. They would also turn up under rocks and debris on land sometimes, event adults.
 

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Yep the best time I find is two hours after dark, using a torch - for both newts and frogs/toads
 
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