We finally have toads in our pond! Toads are usually very shy — you seldom see them, and if they see or hear movement nearby, they stop singing and get very quiet until you go away — but these characters just went about their business like we weren’t even there. I actually had my lens less than a foot away from one of them, and it just sat still and let me take all the pictures I wanted.
We recorded some of the male’s trilling. I’ll try to upload it when I get a hand free.