boisterous sound of frog
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November 4, 2011 at 1:38 pm
The photo is not the greatest but you get the picture 🙂
November 4, 2011 at 4:28 pm
That’s some amplifier for a little one.
November 4, 2011 at 4:37 pm
yeah, it’s amazing how big their ‘whatevertheyarecalled’ get 😉 Martin
November 4, 2011 at 6:14 pm
such a cute little frog! Ribbit!
November 4, 2011 at 6:35 pm
he or she is gorgeous – another Green Reed Frog, I think Juliet 🙂
November 5, 2011 at 12:23 am
I like the composition of your photo, the rhythm in the lines of the leaves and the tiny frog in the lower right. makes the eye travel .
And of course the haiga. I love that word boisterous.
November 5, 2011 at 10:57 am
Thanks Benedicte 🙂 I like the composition too, but not the blurringness of the photo – it was taken at night.
November 5, 2011 at 10:58 am
I love boisterous as well Ben – it sounds like what it is – haha 🙂
November 5, 2011 at 5:03 am
Love the frog but beware the Agapanthus!
November 5, 2011 at 10:59 am
That is not an Agapanthus Stafford (are they dangerous? 😉 ) – I have fogotten the name, but it is a clumping grass/reedy thing.
November 5, 2011 at 7:19 am
What a lovely sound 🙂
haha – thanks bluebee, ribbit 🙂
November 5, 2011 at 8:32 am
Late at night when there’s a cricket in the house it sounds loud to me…I cannot imagine what this guy sounded like. 😉
November 5, 2011 at 11:00 am
Crickets can get incredibly loud for such little things slpmartin 🙂 One frog can be loud, but get a whole croakery of frogs, and it’s deafening.
November 5, 2011 at 9:55 am
so great that you share your home with so many wonderful frogs!
November 5, 2011 at 11:01 am
It is wonderful Graham – but we also get lots of toads, and I hate them so much.
November 6, 2011 at 12:29 am
Nature is so clever. Not to mention the little frog 🙂
November 6, 2011 at 10:39 am
Yes, the design aspects are very creative Kate 😉
November 6, 2011 at 4:58 am
sonorous poetic chirp and great pic, too
November 6, 2011 at 10:40 am
Thanks Aletha – ‘sonorous’ is wondwful word (must add it too my list – haha)
November 6, 2011 at 7:35 pm
These dear little frogs of yours, Gabe, look just like little ornaments – they are so perfect. Is their croak loud for their size (in the silence of the night, lol)? High, or low pitched? Love the photo!
November 7, 2011 at 8:37 am
They do have loud croaks adeeyoyo – the ballooned skin around their mouths makes the sound much louder than it would be without it – every frog species has a different croak (some high pitch, some low) but often they all croak together so it is just one loud cacophony. I made a recording that you can listen to here if you want:
November 7, 2011 at 3:06 am
Got a lone cricket somewhere in the house and can hear it everywhere inside when it starts every night. Could it be searching for your frog wayyyy down under?
November 7, 2011 at 8:39 am
haha – maybe it is trying to communicate down under 47whitebuffalo. We have geckos that get in the house, and they make a real loud noise as well – a clicking type noise.
November 11, 2011 at 10:50 am
Do they get into your house or are they simply outdoors? My second oldest son, when he was a boy, use to bring home tiny little tree frogs and then they just happened to get loose in his sister’s bedroom…go figure.
November 11, 2011 at 1:18 pm
haha – an old but good trick 😉 They do sometimes get in the house Renee – last year I found a tiny green frog on a Christmas decoration – my daughter Tessa can spot them a mile off (whereas I miss them entirely).
November 22, 2011 at 4:24 pm
It’s so true. There definitely is quite a striking level of amplification with frogs. I think they have their own built in graphic equalisers. Love that little froggie. So cute!
November 22, 2011 at 5:06 pm
haha – they do make an extraordinary noise for a little critter Selma (can you imagine if we had a similar air sac – eek! would look a bit strange, but imagine the reverberations).
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