Peron in a Pot

A happy Peronā€™s Tree Frog calling loudly from the Water Garden Pot. There are quite a few eggs close to hatching in there so I will probably need to move some of the tadpoles to the pond.




2 Responses to “Peron in a Pot”

  1. Sue / Allan,
    We have a perons tree frog in our backyard, we thought it was some sort of night bird originally, done some investigation on the net and found it was the frog. He carries on through the late afternoon to early morning. We love him, but havent seen him yet. A little cunning, I think.
    We do have a grapevine like you and this is in the area from where he calls.
    I seren the vidieo of the Rainbow Lorrikeets in your back yard you havent seen nothing yet. We have a Grafted miniture flowering gum in our backyard, 3 Meters on maturity, in two weeks it will be alive with beautiful orange blossums. The Lorrikeets go banannas and the tree is full of flowers and beaut birds.
    Would love to send you some photos. love your site!!

    Rob Costello

  2. Hi Rob and Kathryn,

    It’s great to hear from you and thank you for your kind words about our site.

    Yes, the Perons can be hard to see. I sometimes sit near their favourite calling spot late afternoon/early evening and catch sight of them making their way through the foliage to take up their preferred position.

    Cunning you say šŸ™‚ well, I’d agree. Somewhat like cats, able to find that perfect spot but hidden away. Usually somewhere that will enhance their call as they try to outdo each other in the mating game. You must have water nearby you grapevine? I find my Perons usually settle in a position not far from water once they get going with the calling.

    That video of Rainbow Lorikeets was taken a very long time ago. Now we have many visitors to the yard but nothing like the numbers you describe. Late afternoon is a busy time around the feeder bowls. We have Sulphur Crested Cockatoos, Short Beak Corellas, Long Beak Corellas, Galahs, Lorikeets and Doves all after a feed. Its very interesting to observe the pecking order and which birds will tolerate sharing a bowl with others.

    We have been able to hand feed some of the Cockatoos as they sit on the pool fence. They are very cheeky. In fact many of them enjoy this social interaction and will always demand seed this way before flying down to eat at the seed bowls hanging from a tree. There is one particular bird who will pick up the gardening gloves I have on the table outside and toss them on the ground if I don’t get up and go out and feed him. Just like a toddlers game šŸ˜€

    I would love to see a photo of your tree adorned with flowers and Lorikeets. If you send to the email address at the bottom of the page I will try to post it here for all to see.

    Good luck finding your Peron,
    Kind regards,