I just discovered a very small amphibian clinging to my kitchen window.
He/she measures a scant 1 inch from butt to tip of nose. His/her
throat is vibrating strongly, but I can't hear a thing through two
layers of glass (and slightly less than perfect hearing). And I can't
see his/her coloring beyond his underparts, which are sort of ordinarily
froggy pale, light gray-ish-whitish to greenish-tinged on the edges.
Could this be a peeper? It does seem too small for a tree frog, one of
which I also once discovered clinging to the same window but in early
summer. Do peepers do this?
On 9/2/2013 8:37 AM, Hilke Breder wrote:
> I'd like to thank everyone concerned for your input on the mystery sounds!! So the consensus
> is it's a spring peeper, prompted perhaps by the shortening days; and possibly a young male
> trying out his voice. Our house is next to a wetland and in the spring the peepers are
> deafening. (http://onejackdaw.com/Audio/Spring_Peepers.mp3) And yes, Kent, I am going to
> enter my recordings into the Vermont Atlas of Life
> Hilke Breder