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Re: (Frog hunting)
> >I've managed once to touch a frog from behind
> >(on a cool day IIRC) some years ago. However, 10 m from the door there is
> >nature reserve with several small lakes. Hundreds of frogs here. I have
> >tried hard to _see_ some -- this is hardly possible, all I normally
> >is the splash when one jumps into the water.
> Here's a suggestion. Instead of a 10m-long mad dash from your door to the
> forest, sit up in a tree by the lake for a few hours. Wear some
> Compare how many more frogs you can observe by sitting quietly above
> habitat versus how many you see crashing through the forest running toward
> The point? Sit-and-wait predation vs active foraging.
I'm talking of slow walking, not running, and trying to be quiet at that.
Camouflage is surely a good idea... Most trees here are barely 3 m high, so
"forest"... BTW, there's lots of reed there, plenty of hiding places for
I can't imagine a "bird-size" endotherm sitting for _hours_ without at least