It's hard to believe that the tiny frog can make so much noise. It's louder than a big black cricket. I've seen it's voice described as a whistle. I sometimes confuse it with a sharp noted bird call. They begin at dark and stop at daylight. We have not found them offensive and they do not keep us awake but I can imagine that being so for some people. Perhaps the number around the cottage have been reduced. Craig said he and a friend killed 40 on a recent foray. Coqui frogs are a recent accidental import via the port and locals are waging a war to eradicate them using various chemicals including caffeine.
Coffee might wake me up but it makes the tiny frogs croak...... Not my joke!
These tiny frogs are unique in that they give birth to live baby frogs. There is no egg or tadpole stage.
There are a few pretty birds in the garden but hard to catch with the camera. We wake up to the tune of doves nearby. I love the cooing but I'm quite happy to listen at a distance.
We had a few heavy periods of rain last night. The temps are between 70 -82'F (21 -28'C) The little frogs really went to town or maybe we noticed them more because we had a window open, with insect screens closed of course. Mosquitoes and a large bush cockroach must be kept out!
We saw a mongoose again yesterday. They scuttle across the road very fast, looking a little like exra large weasels or stoats. They are heavily built animals with thick solid looking tails as compared with a squirrel which they are often mistaken for initially. I believe they were introduced in the 1880s to control rats in the sugar plantations.
We are watching bananas in the garden develop. They will not ripen while we are here. The flowers fascinate me and hide the tiny bananas inside.