Saturday, 18 April 2015

Wood ducks, Mallard, Wood frog videos

Thank goodness, my computer is repaired and I am back in business. A long drive into the city, twice this week.

I have processed the 118 videos from the Trailcam down at the frog pond. It has a motion sensor.
I whittled it down to a few scenes! It's a busy pond.

The sounds you hear are the Wood frogs chirping for love.

Duck action on the pond from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
It seems like 3 single male Wood ducks, one pair of Woods, another pair of Mallards, but I kept losing count! Mr. Wood duck kept his partner away from the other males!

My Sharp-shinned hawk did a fly-over, flying the length of the pond looking for a meal as I stood there! It was a bit scary! They are so fast.

If you are curious, this is what a Wood frog looks like: the video has its sound from the pond.
Wood frogs from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
They are crazy! Cold pond, chirping for lust! I was using my zoom lens, not ready for them to sing, and so I inserted a few close-up shots.

Flash forward...these are the eggs. This was a year ago.
Wood frog eggs from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
I took my girls (daughter and granddaughters) down to the frog pond where we did some casual pond studies. The wood frogs were singing for love. Lots of eggs in the water. We found a bullfrog tadpole and saw water striders and water beetles.


William Kendall said...

The ducks seem pleased to have that open water!

Cloudia said...

You were missed, Jenn! <3

ALOHA from Honolulu,

Nancy J said...

Oh, the joy to have the computer up and running again. What a busy pond, one super trail-cam set, and look how warm it was .

Out To Pasture said...

The frog vocals are music to my ears. Great to see the ducks enjoying the pond. Thank you for sharing.

Gill - That British Woman said...

not a fan of frogs at all!!! Do like tapioca pudding (we called it frog spawn as kids) though.

Red said...

It's a great feeling of relief to have a computer back and running.

Vagabonde said...

What a great pond with so much wildlife. That little wood frog is so cute.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Jen, so glad your computer is fixed.. I love all the videos, the ducks and frogs are great. And the Sharpie is cool. Wonderful sightings.. Happy Sunday!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Back in full action then?!! Great vids and definitely signs of a spring well sprung... YAM xx

Powell River Books said...

I keep saying I should get a trail cam. I saw two frogs this weekend and the Mergansers and geese are making love noises. - Margy