Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Country Chorus

It seems like such a brief time ago, we were delighted to hear the first of the Spring Peepers (Pseudacris crucifer). That high pitched harbinger of vernal awakening is always so welcome after long, still winters, with only howling winds as accompaniment.

Now we are being treated to the rolling rumble of the Bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana). At first the individual sounds are sporadic, seeming almost hesitant; soon it becomes a great cacophonous crescendo; then it tapers off into a brief silence; only to begin the cycle again.

Folks who talk about the peace and quiet of the country, must have never really listened!


GAIL said...

Do you remember Mr. Flibbertigibbit? A Golden Book with lots of country noises....

Irene said...

Even quite is noisy! LOL. We have a family of mockingbirds who are quite vocal.

Pink Granite said...

Hi Gail -
I remember the word flibbertigibbet from a song in "The Sound of Music", but I can't remember the Golden Book. Bummer!

Hi Irene -
The songs of Catbirds and Mockingbirds have incredible songs and can be quite strident!
- Lee