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Eastern American Toad Thrilling Video

The Eastern American Toad thrilling video – (thrilling) is the sound they make. The thrilling sound can last for up to 30 seconds at a time and you normally hear them in May in Wisconsin.

Currently, this is what the little pond down the street from me sounds like. The video contains one image of the toad so you know what critter to look for and the audio sound – so you too, can identify the thrilling sound the Eastern American Toad makes.

PS – Yes, the name of the sound they make is called thrilling 🙂

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What the Red Tailed Hawk Looks & Sounds Like

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Common Flicker

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Common Flicker birds are fun to watch searching for insects in trees and lawns.
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Nose to Nose With a Raccoon

Nose to Nose With a Raccoon

Oh my gosh! How darn cute is he?
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Nose to Nose With a Raccoon


I was out laying down in the woods, dressed in brown and green clothing and covered in leaves, hoping, waiting and praying to lure in the fanning male turkeys but I received a
 little surprise.  I looked over to see two little eyes staring at me.
  

I could almost hear him say, “Hey lady!  Occupied!”  

 

Guess you will have to wait on turkey photos. Yep! Got ’em too. It was a good day!!

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Drake Common Merganser

Drake Common Merganser

Drake Common Merganser

After walking some trails today at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary,  I sat on a bench around the duck pond for 15 minutes, there was a drake common merganser keeping me company.

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So Elegant

Even though this duck is called the common merganser, they have an elegance about them. They are such pretty birds.
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You Stick Out Like A Sore Thumb - When you see a large patch of white in an area that has no snow, you have to investigate.  Low and behold - it isn't snow!  It is Snow White though :)

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Ovenbird Warbler Video

A short 15-second video that shows a picture of the ovenbird warbler and has the audio to hear what the bird sounds like.

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What the Ovenbird Looks Like:

They have olive-brown upperparts and white underparts heavily streaked with black; the flanks have an olive hue. A white ring surrounds the eyes, and a black stripe runs below the cheek. They have a line of orange feathers with olive-green tips running along the top of their head, bordered on each side with blackish-brown. The orange feathers can be erected to form a small crest.

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House Finch

Facts about the house finch you might not know

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Do Flies Drink Water

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Birds You May Find in Your Backyard

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Birds You May Find in Your Backyard

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Moose Crossing the Lake
Signs line sections of the main highway running through the upper peninsula of Michigan to watch for moose or “Moose Crossing.”

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Tame the Beast

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Chipmunk Itch He Can’t Scratch

Chipmunk Itch He Cant Scratch - Watched him chase his tail for a period of time and then finally, hop up on a wooden fence to grab his tail and chop down. You could see wildlife photography print

Chipmunk Itch He Can’t Scratch

A poor little guy has an itch he just couldn’t seem to get to.

 

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Watched him chase his tail for a period of time and then finally, hopped up on a wooden fence to grab his tail and chomped down.

 

You could see the instant relief in his eyes. Then he happily went on his way.

 

 

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Turkey Eating Birdseed Wildlife Photography Print

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Silver Spotted Skipper

Silver Spotted Skipper Butterfly 

The silver-spotted skipper is the largest of the skippers and is most commonly found during the months of June, July, and August in Wisconsin.

They enjoy collecting nectar in open fields of flowers.  The skipper is easy to identify.


It has a brown body, with a few white spots and an orangish yellow band through its wing.

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Gray Fox Wildlife Photography Art Print

Gray Fox

 

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