Sunday, April 17, 2011

Maples are flowering.

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Went down to check out Martin Lake. It's larger than Typo, and about the same distance from us (a few miles.)

Noticed piping call Spring Peepers interspersed with the Chorus Frogs. The decibles these tiny guys pump out are amazing. For something the size of a paperclip, their call can be heard for a quarter mile or more. If they were the size of humans, the shockwave produced by their calls could break glass.

Seeing lots of red-winged blackbirds at the feeder.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

In twenty minutes counted (by either sight or sound) a bald eagle, a white-tailed deer, several robins, a flock of red-winged blackbirds, and a pair of wood ducks, and a growing number of chorus frogs. Wonder how long it is before I'll be hearing the Grey Frogs in my backyard pond.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

A slow trill like a finger being dragged across the teeth of a barber's comb echos across the wetlands; the chorus frogs have come out of their frozen slumber before the snow is even off the ground. The call is slow at first, speeding up at the temperature rises.