Tadpole Mystery

Working in the yard one morning and noticed hundreds of tadpoles in one of the ponds. 

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Have never seen them again.  Did they all die?  Did something eat them all?  Are they just all on the bottom?  They seemed to just disappear, no little floating bodies.  I don’t know what happened to them.

What the Hell Is That Noise

Was awakened one night about 4 months ago around 2 am to the weirdest sound.  Somewhere between a monkey and an owl.  Kept hearing this sound way early in the morning.  Figured it was an owl or possibly a Chupacabra.  Went to All About Birds site and listened to different owl calls and discovered it was a barred owl. 

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Barred_Owl/sounds

Never caught a glimpse of the owl for the past 4 months until last week:

Just hung out on the fence searching for small scurrying things until the magpies came and chased him off.Image