This is indeed a spring peeper. Spring peepers and gray treefrogs are
calling in the forests just about everywhere I visit right now. We'd love
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On Sun, Sep 1, 2013 at 8:32 PM, Jean Harrison <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> It's a Spring Peeper.  They start calling individually from the woods when
> the days get shorter, like Spring days.  I've been hearing them here in
> Hartland for a week or two.  Jean Harrison
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Hilke Breder" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Sunday, September 01, 2013 5:12 PM
> Subject: [VTBIRD] need help id'ing sounds
>  I need help id'ing these sounds which are coming from underneath a dense
>> rhododendron
>> bush by our house,  very sporadic and lasting only a few seconds at a
>> time. At first I thought it
>> was a bird, but was unable to locate one; now I'm wondering whether it's
>> a toad underneath
>> the leaf litter. I saw a toad but it seemed much too small to make such a
>> big sound. Also
>> none of the frog/toad sounds on the net sound like this. I finally
>> managed to get a recording:
>> Hilke Breder
>> Brattleboro, VT