Dia dhaoibh! Greetings all!
Now take this seriously! I never thought to share one of the joys of Tasmanian life before, and for many of you here at The Session, including some dear friends, here is some information about a beautiful creature called a
Don’t laugh! It’s real. Sometimes it’s called the EASTERN POBBLEBONK.
Its scientific name is
Limnodynastes dumerilii insularis.
In the eight years I’ve lived in this area, I have been privileged to hear it calling, in spite of the sometimes arid conditions.
Anyway, after looking after my chickens, putting syrup out for my bees (desperately dry here) I heard the glorious call of the Southern POBBLEBONK. Not just one, but loads of males calling out for some nuptials.
I have them here in my garden and there are loads in the nearby dam (pond)
The common name for them is
THE BANJO FROG
The call is a simple
just like plucking a banjo string
Round here they are pitched between an A and Bb. When there’s more humidity it’s Bb.
I don’t know how to give you the link but you can find recordings of them
So I hope all you Banjo Players enjoy a positive story for once!
All the best