Wednesday, September 8, 2010

I Don't Give A Frogs Fat Fanny!...

"Why don't we go out to Ottawa NWR?" said the Doodles. "We could see some really swell fall migrating kind of birds out there!" said the Doodles. And say "Helloooo" to Rebecca too!

And so we went. And what did Loopy and the Doodles spy with their little eyes?...

Well, the Doodles was using her "DoodleVision" option on her camera and she saw things NO ONE else had ever seen before!
Have you ever seen a Bullfrog like this one?

Yes, with the right medication, you too can see Ottawa like the Doodles!

Speaking of frogs fat fannies...guess what we saw...
and I don't want to know where those bubbles are coming from...

Oh my! That's not a frog! That's a Blue Dasher!

There ya go! That's a Bullfrog From Behind!

And did we see any birds? Well, I spotted this lovely little feather...

And then we spotted these feathers attached to this Cedar Waxwing.
They don't smell like cedar by the way, so don't hang one in your closet.
Not that I ever tried it...phewww...

Here we have Maw and Paw American Goldfinch stuffing the gullet of Junior.
That's a very jealous young Song Sparrow watching(I think...).

P.S.-I'm wrong, it's a House Sparrow. That would explain all of the adult House Sparrows in the area, wouldn't it?
Thanks Ben!

Just in case you thought I forgot about the DOZENS of Bullfrogs at Ottawa...

Every once in a while I would look up to see if there was something other than a Bullfrog.
Golly! A Black Swallowtail!

For the longest time I've been trying to get a shot of the wings of a Eastern Tailed-Blue butterfly...
then that stoopid piece of grass gets in the way!


Oooo, a Giant Swallowtail! That's its name, it's not really a giant butterfly...

By the way...a Bullfrog.
Ah, ribit.

This Grasshopper could be frog food...or not.

Holy Cow! It's not a Bullfrog! It's a Northern Leopard Frog.
A frog by any other name...IS STILL A FROG!

A Moth. Say it like Inspector Clouseau.

Say it again..."A Moth..."

Where's your sense of humor? Say it out loud like Clouseau!
"A Moth! No, a MOTH!"

At last we found a warbly thing!
Woo-hoo! The first Palm Warbly of the fall.

We heard chipping in the brush, so I got my best pisher out and pished in the bushes.
And this is what popped out!
Duh...a...uh...maybe...a...Purple Finch?
I have a hard time with the youngsters!
(Ben Warner says Indigo Bunting, what do I know...!)

I know these guys! They're a cute little pair of Wood Ducks!
The Wood Duck goes "Squeak."

I sometimes try to give you a butt shot at the end.
I can't figure out where the butt is on this snail...

Until next time...This butts for you!


  1. Thanks for the laughs Dave! Loved the Waxwing and Giant pix.

  2. The Frogs blog. That's what I'll call it.

  3. This is a great set of photos! bulleopardwaxfly!

  4. Fun stuff. I love Leopard Frogs. I believe your sparrow with the Goldfinches is a House Sparrow, and the finch-like brown job in one of the final pics is a young Indigo Bunting.
    -Ben Warner

  5. Number one thanks to our buddy Ben for correcting my mistakes! (Please don't look through the blog, there's many more I'm sure!)

    Oboy, a new word from Susan, must be a Canadian term...

    Bob, should I start another blog?

    Ha, how about "Moon River" for Andy(Andy Williams, get it?)

    Binaca, it's too easy to make you laugh, though when I'm not trying to be funny, you COULD hold back a little...

  6. Haha! I like Doodle O'Vision... Cool shots of the frogs too.

  7. I could be wrong on that Indigo Bunting, its a tough one.

  8. Ben, I think you were right. It is hard to tell in the fall!