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Old Aug 23, 2008, 10:17 AM   #1
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Came across this yesterday. These guys are tiny. Full crop...D.



....and a Waxwing also from yesterday enjoying a nice over ripe berry. I was about 6 or 7 feet away for these next 2 shooting through the branches...



...down she goes!....


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Old Aug 23, 2008, 11:27 AM   #2
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Hey Don,
These are great pics. Your title "the frog and the big gulp" reminded me of an experience I had a couple years ago. I was visiting a friend that had a lovely, big, nicely landscaped back yard. There was a pathway that led past the rear of the garage. There was a small window up high on the back wall with a ledge just about chin level. As I walked past, I noticed a small frog sitting there. Stopping to look, I couldn't tell if he was alive or not. He wasn't moving, no blinking no breathing as far as I could tell. As I stood there talking to him (as if he could tell what I was saying) he suddenly leaped and landed strait into my open mouth! :shock::shock::shock:

And no… they don't taste just like chicken!
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Nice shots, Don. . Your equipment must be quieter than mine to get more than one shot at 7 feet without the waxwing flying off!

Before our neighborhood got so thoroughly urbanized we used to have Pacific Tree Frogs like this one breeding in our back yard pool and I would fall asleep to their chorusing, but they have been gone for some years now.

GW, there is an Australian bird called the Tawny Frogmouth -- any relation? :roll: :G
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GW, there is an Australian bird called the Tawny Frogmouth -- any relation? :roll: :G

very funny,Pen!
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Great shots, lovely to see a frog, so rare these days.
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Wonderful pictures! I love the tree frog, the colors are so vibrant. The one time I took a picture of one, it was against a much duller background and it wasn't that bright green color, more grey.
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Great shot of the frog. My husband and I were out in the yard last weekend trying to get any of the dozens of frogs in our ditch. Not many came out. And, none nearly as good as yours here. Great job!

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Thanks very much everyone! The tree frogs have been harder to find this year. In past years, you could find them in groupings, but this year, I've only spotted maybe 5 or 6 so far.....cheers...Don
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