|The invasive Bullfrog|
|The target species-the Sonoran Toad|
I've seen most of the birds on this ranch so getting the bird survey done was a snap. And I had great views of some birds that would be considered "rare" for the US. During the nasty heat, a Summer Tanager sits down on a fence and poses.
As he sings quite proudly, a Broad-billed Hummingbird sails past him.
During the early morning hours, I would run my survey. During the afternoon, I'd hide away from the nasty sun. And during the evening, I went out with Jim and crew to look for frogs and toads!
The first night, it looked like it would storm but it didn't. Instead, it stayed muggy and I didn't sleep at all. The second night was better. We did have a storm blow into the area, but we didn't get any rain from it. However, the temps cooled way down!
Here is one of those nests. It hangs down from the tree. The hole of the nest is underneath this basket. Pretty cool!
There were also several other birds I needed to track.
|Woodhouse's Toad-note scary "spider" behind the toad!|
Anyhow, our crew got the job done and we were ready to head back home to the cooler temps. I wish Anny the best of luck on her grad project. It sounds like a lot of fun.