Jane, is the dorsal surface mottled gray and green. Sounds like a Gray
Treefrog. They have been calling actively at Lake Hortonia in
Sudbury/Hubbardton ove the weekend.
From: Vermont Birds [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Jane Stein
Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2008 2:21 AM
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Subject: [VTBIRD] OT: Herp
Any herp experts on the list?
There's a small frog on the outside of my kitchen window. It
measures 2 inches from head to butt. Its breast, throat and
under its chin are a dull white, the rest of its underparts,
including all four limbs limbs, is a pale rufous color.
I live nowhere near any water. This particular window has no
screen, ahd the frog is clinging to the glass of a small old
farmhouse window about 6 feet from the ground.
At least, I assume it's a frog and not a toad. It's definitely
not one of the tiny garden toads. Its folded back legs stick out
at right angles from its body.
Any idea? My house is in the middle of about 5 acres or so of
cleared land, behind which is a strip of thin young woods. I do
hear American tree frogs calling/singing from there. Could this
be one of them? It would have had to cross an amazing amount of
clover and then grass for such a small critter.