Author Archives: mfbenard

May 2019: Bluebirds battle House Sparrows.

This video shows a frantic bird battle that I observed in the Cleveland Metroparks in mid-May. I initially thought it was a trio of Eastern Bluebirds, with the male trying to court the female, while the was trying female trying … Continue reading

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early June 2019: Treefrog on a shaky branch, and a lonely toad

Two videos of singing amphibians from northeast Ohio in early June. A gray treefrog calls from a shaky perch, and a lonely male toad trills out his song. Continue reading

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April 2019: Wood Ducks in a small woodland pond

A trail camera set up in a woodland pond revealed a stunning pair of wood ducks swimming around. Continue reading

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May 2019: Calling American Toads

Photos and videos of calling American Toads seen in Cuyahoga County, Ohio in May 2019. Continue reading

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April 2019: the call of the Midland Chorus Frog

Photos and videos of calling Midland Chorus Frogs seen in Livingston County, Michigan in May 2019. Continue reading

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