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Please help identify these 2 noisy birds in neighbor's tree and how to stop it?

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by Don2222, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Hello

    Finally caught these 2 on video. Please help identify them. What are they?
    They only make noise at night but the sound is coming from the tree behind the neighbor's shed!

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  2. heat seeker

    heat seeker Minister of Fire

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    Sounds like tree frogs to me - not birds!
    We have them by the thousands around here.
  3. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Hello Heat Seeker

    I walked up to the Tree the noise is coming from and the noise seems to be only approx 4 feet from the ground. Does that seem right for a tree frog?

    A gray tree frog could be in this area, not the more famous Gree tree frogs.



    Definition:

    Gray tree frog

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    Gray tree frog​
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    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
    Class: Amphibia
    Order: Anura
    Family: Hylidae
    Genus: Hyla
    Species: H. versicolor
    Hyla versicolor
    LeConte, 1825​
    The gray tree frog or gray treefrog (Hyla versicolor) is a species of small arboreal frog native to much of the eastern United States and southeastern Canada.[2]
    It is sometimes referred to as the eastern gray tree frog, common gray tree frog, or tetraploid gray tree frog to distinguish it from its more southern, genetically disparate relative, the Cope's gray tree frog (Hyla chrysoscelis). It may sometimes be referred to as theNorth American tree frog by Europeans to distinguish it from their European tree frog (Hyla arborea).
  4. heat seeker

    heat seeker Minister of Fire

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    Go to this page, look for gray tree frog (about halfway down), click on "call".

    http://www.leaps.ms/soundpage.htm. Same sound as your vid.

    From Wikipedia: "These frogs rarely ever descend from high treetops except for breeding. They are strictly nocturnal. Male gray tree frogs rarely have large choruses, as they are mostly solitary animals, but might vocalize competitively at the height of breeding periods."

    Sounds like they come down low to breed, but stay higher up in the trees otherwise.

    Here's another interesting page: http://www.wildlifeofct.com/gray treefrog.html

    They make a ton of noise around here at night, and they do breed in our pond. I see lots of eggs in the spring clinging to anything in the water.

    As for silencing them, they probably shut up after mating. Any ideas come to mind...==c
  5. osagebow

    osagebow Minister of Fire

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    They hang out in my neighbors pool. Pretty neat critters. They'll probably call till at least mid July up there.
  6. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    99% positive these are tree frogs . . . I love these critters . . . very cool animal. Tree frogs and loons -- the two sounds that remind me that it's a summer night in Maine.
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  7. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I simply hit my mute button - no more noise.==c

    (and yep - thems tree frogs - learn to embrace the sounds).
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    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Yep, they probably aren't happy about all the noises you make either.:p
  9. Backwoods Savage

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    Indeed, enjoy them for quite some time yet.

    One interesting thing is that we find them many times sitting on the gauge of the LP tank. They are all over the place and we don't mind listening to them.

    One thing we really miss though are the whip-poor-wills. We used to have lots of them but have not heard one for many years now.
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  11. billb3

    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    Tree frogs
    population was real high here last year
    If you get within ten feet of them they usually stop.
    Great way to feed the mosquitos.
  12. lukem

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    I think the only way to make the noise stop is to cut down the tree. We have so many the only time I hear them is in the spring when they first start up...after that I get used to it and it doesn't even register.
  13. Backwoods Savage

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    Around here we'd be cutting for weeks! Living in the woods is nice, even with the tree toads. But if you get a three toed tree toad, best to have it towed.
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    I like them. Just another sound of summer, or what is supposed to be summer around here.
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    I will trade you your tree frogs for the 6 or so bald eagles I have living behind my house, they are the most vocal birds I have ever encountered, I live by a very active/productive river that they are fishing in/nesting by and have woken up to their chatter every morning for about 6 weeks now, don't even need to set an alarm =)
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    Totally true!

    Gary
  17. Adios Pantalones

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    I think it's a pinstripe warbler, or maybe a paisley footed booby.

    huh huh- booby
  18. begreen

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    Maybe a tufted titmouse AP?
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    Amplify that by ~1000x and you have my back deck:)
    Of course the Cadydids started their screeching right on cue (within a few days of the summer solstice)

    The occasional Whooper wills have migrated through - probably the most soothing sound of the spring and early summer nights down here
  20. Don2222

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    Wow, can you make a video and post those noises? Luv to hear them. :)
  21. tekguy

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    I get those around here (tree frogs)
    you get use to it, only annoyed me once, tree frog was twice as loud as normal, sounded like it was stuck to the window, couldnt take it anymore and went outside, it was in the pool filter inlet and it was acting like a megaphone for the little guy, surprisingly effective
  22. begreen

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    All seems like much ado over nothing. I wouldn't mind that sound at night at all. And I'm a light sleeper.
  23. heat seeker

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    We like the sound at night. Even fireworks next door didn't quiet them down; they were oblivious.
  24. jdp1152

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    I don't know much about tree frogs aside from seeing them on my porch screen from time to time. spring around here is crazy with amphibians. My side of the road gets vernal ponds from snow and rain and those things go crazy for about three weeks. My road actually gets closed one or two nights during the spring to allow them safe migration to surrounding areas including a pond on the other side. Once that migration occurs, poof....down to just the sound of a few nearby but most pretty distant and blended with the usual sound of night time. Frogs and bats are welcome critters so long as they stay outside and eat the bugs.

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