I heard the most amazing sound tonight.
A massive wall of chirping frog calls. I almost pity the neighbors over there, a few lots away, from where this primeval symphony seemed to emanate.
It was almost like being at a rock&roll concert where the sound is so huge that it becomes a physical sensation. They seemed to all synergise and build some kind of energy and the noise just built and built and began to convey some kind of fervent emotion. I would have walked across the field to get closer to the source, but it's just too muddy after all this rain - which is what gives these frogs their amphitheater.

I remembered how much I love nature, as I stood there, shivering in the dark.

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Comment by HotMess on January 28, 2010 at 11:20pm
There are some huge starling flocks in the Sac area - they are amazing to watch when they flock together before they roost for the night.
Comment by Secular Sue on January 28, 2010 at 4:58am
Did you ever hear a flock of starlings? I know, I know, they're non-native to this area, but it's not their fault. They're very talented vocalists, imitating other birds, cats, even cell phone rings. (Check out the talking starling, Damar, on utube or the book ARNIE THE DARLING STARLING) A flock of starlings makes a very interesting cloud of noise.
I do miss hearing frogs. Love the crickers too.
Comment by Sonny Mobley on January 27, 2010 at 2:24pm
For the first time in my whole life I no longer live on the bayou and will not be hearing the bull frogs.... mmmm... bullfrog... yum
Comment by Little Name Atheist on January 27, 2010 at 9:54am

We won't be having a peeper chorus for a few more months.



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