Monday, May 21, 2007

I take requests

This video is basically just an audio of our mystery frog. He has been calling from around our fountain, but instead of down behind the fountain, I hear the sound from above the fountain, in the climbing plant...I can't remember the name of it.
I researched frog calls, and it seems that we have a Cope's gray treefrog! The call matches that more than the regular ol' gray treefrog. Since I have been focusing on birds for the past few years, my knowledge of amphibians and other critters is a little sparse. But that's one of the great things about blogging (other than meeting cool people) forces me to learn about something so I can do a post about it.

I heard him calling, so I took the laptop outside and sat on the porch. I played the recording of his species, and he answered!

Tomorrow is Lorelei's last day of school, and in direct result, my last day of "Tuesday-Thursday" freedom. So I will make this kids-free, program-free day count. Maybe East Fork Lake, (I actually typed "Eat Fork Lek") or the CNC.
I had a request from our dear Pam to get video of Lorelei saying "bewd".
It's pretty cute.

I haven't seen him, but I hope to get at least a glimpse, and if I'm lucky, a picture. They are so cute. But getting a look at him will be interesting...gray tree frogs can be gray, green, or almost black. How am I supposed to see a green or gray frog in green/yellow foliage????

(Photo by Jim Harding)


Lynne said...

Oooh that Lorelei is so cute I just want to squeeze her!
Cool frog call! Looking foreward to your picture. We'll call you "Susan- Frog Investigator"
I think it would make a good pilot for a TV series!

speaking of TV, how's my Earl?

Susan Gets Native said...

Lorelei and I have a game we play....I told her once that I could squeeze her so hard, her head would pop off. So now, she hugs me super hard, and with those cute sweet arms very tight around my neck, she jumps up and says, "POP!"

Earl is...Earl. She only gets used by the men, when I need someone to do a program for me. Goofy bird.
"Your" Earl. Shit, you can HAVE her.

DK & The Fluffies said...

What a little cutie she is!

Mary said...

Awwww. She is adorable and pronounces "bewd" like my daughter did at her age. And she'd say "hambewgew".

Thanks for the giggle this morning!

Cool frog!

mon@rch said...

So perfect to see you posting videos again! I love all of the tree frogs and they always seem to keep us on our feet! You

Trixie said...

What lovely blue eyes, and you must be way more patient than I am. Vivi has short hair because, yes, it is adorable, but it is EASY! Mother of the year here.

The sad thing is that I noticed that Dora The Explorer was on in the background. YIKES!

NatureWoman said...

Oh Susan, you rock!! I love hearing and seeing Lorelei say bewd!! Thank you so much! She's a cutie patootie for sure!
Wow, that's a cool tree frog. I haven't heard any yet here. So much to see and hear!

Liza Lee Miller said...

Oh. My. Goodness. She is so utterly adorable! "Bewd" indeed! Squeeze her hard for me! POP! That is soooo funny. Doncha just LOVE kids! Gawd, they are so precious!